What other symptoms might occur with lip swelling?
Lip swelling may occur with other symptoms depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. For example, lip swelling due to infection may be associated with fever, redness, and warmth around the lips.
Symptoms that may occur along with lip swelling
Lip swelling may accompany other symptoms including:
Change in lip color
Fever and chills
Skin sores or pus-filled bumps
Watery, itchy eyes
Runny nose (congestion)
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, lip swelling can indicate a life-threatening condition, such as an anaphylactic reaction, that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these symptoms:
Bluish coloration of the lips or fingernails
Feeling like your throat is tight
Fever with red and tender areas
General edema (swelling)
Hives or rash
Itching in the throat or mouth
Lip swelling after trauma to the lips or face
Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, labored breathing, wheezing, not breathing, and choking
Sudden or severe swelling
What is lip swelling?
Lip swelling is the enlargement or distention of one or both lips due to fluid buildup or inflammation within the lip tissue. Lip swelling may also be referred to as lip edema.
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What causes lip swelling?
Lip swelling can be caused by infection, allergies, or trauma of the lip tissues. Lip swelling can be due to relatively mild conditions, such as sunburn, or serious or life-threatening conditions, such as an anaphylactic reaction, which should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting.