Do your lips ever swell?

@juls2me2 (2151)
United States
September 23, 2006 7:33pm CST
Either my top lip or bottom lip will swell all of a sudden for no apparent reason. Does anyone else have this problem? I thought maybe it was a food allergy, but I'm not eating anything different than I ever have. I don't take meds and eat basically healthy. No idea what could cause this.
5 responses
• India
24 Oct 06
my lips r swollen when i get up in de morning.... don't know y.... My lips became big after i wore braces to set rite my teeth
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
24 Oct 06
I still haven't figured out what the cause is. I've been told food or chemical reaction. If you find out let me know. thanks for responding.
• India
25 Oct 06
Is there anythin in the diet tht does it??? and ma lips get black all the time.... i dont smoke or drink black coffee...damn this thing.. it hurts sometimes
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Oct 06
What foods do you eat? I'd get checked by a doctor if they're blackened all of a sudden...that can't be good.
@HerShe (2386)
• Canada
1 Nov 06
I am surprised to see this post. This has happened to me; only about three or four times in my life though. I happens for no apparent reason either. The times it has happened, I was taking a hot shower. By the time I get out of the shower, I could feel my bottom lip starting to swell. It only last a few days. I have no idea what it is or why it is, but at least now I am not alone.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
1 Nov 06
It's happened to me about 8 times within a couple months period of time. Now that I'm looking back it was pretty hot weather and I'd wet my lips and sometimes my teeth would scratch my lips and POOF! they swelled and lasted for a few hours at a time. I started taking an anti-histamine when it happened...sometimes it helped and others it didn't. Really strange. Thanks for responding.
@lrajnish (171)
• India
25 Oct 06
My Lips swell when i eat !!!! CRABS !!!!
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Oct 06
That's definitely a food allergy. My husband's grandmother's hands would swell up if she even touched a crab. Weirdest part of that is her husband was a fisherman and potted crabs for years and she'd help him blanch them. All of a sudden in her 60's she started swelling any part of the body that touched one or even came near it.
@sherinek (3323)
• United States
21 Nov 06
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It is due to an allergy. People can be allergic all of a sudden to very common things as well. Once my daughter touched an acrilic garment and started getting red patches. My bro gets swelling lips occasionally. So be very careful and see to what you are allergic. It can be serious as well. Take care.
• Philippines
21 Nov 06
swollenlips sometimes are caused by allergic reaction to food. maybe you should have a check up with a doctorto find out what food you take make you have a swollen lips