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    i have a swollen lip also
    loneshewolf01 posted:
    went to the dentist and told him about my swollen lip, dont know why i have it, just come from no where..told the dentist,he told me that it was an allergic reaction to something i ate or took, he asked me what kinda toothpaste i used, i told him aquafresh, and crest, he told me to change my toothpaste, then he said it might also be cinnamon, so now i dont eat cinnamon,,,then i read someone saying it might be i stopped drinking helped a little bit, but still swellsso i thought it might be white bread cause of the yeast, so i dont eat bread, and i cut back on peanut butter when i figure it out i will give evryone a buzz back unless its old age symptoms,which in my case im not ready for it can just skip right over me and go elsewhere...i sure i hope i helped someone out now i brush my teeth with listerine, it not the sam but it works, and i have to try to eat some kinda bread, and as for pop well i can live without that....but my lip still swells, but i will nail it on the head soon...
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    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi loneshewolf01,

    I'm sorry to hear about your lip swelling and do hope that you find what is causing such a reaction. Instead of stopping so many things at once, you may want to stop one thing at a time weekly to really see what is causing this concern. If you end too many things at once, it will be hard to know what was the real answer to fixing the problem.

    Here is a great WebMD Food Allergy Overview to give you ideas of what foods are the most common, tests that can be done to pinpoint allergies and treatments. I would suggest starting a food journal and write down what you are eating, drinking and putting in and on your mouth (ie, chapstick, type of toothpaste..). Also, as soon as you have a reaction write it down, so that you can compare what you have consumed, your activites and your environment at that time.

    As far as brushing with Listerine, I hope that you will ask your dentist and/or the WebMD Oral Health Community if this is enough for healthy oral hygiene. I'm not a medical professional, but do believe that it is important that we all floss, brush with toothpaste containing fluoride and rinse on a daily basis. I would hate for you to suffer with dental concerns, while trying to avoid your swollen lip. Please keep us posted on how you are doing!
    The difference between an itch and an allergy is about one hundred bucks. - Anonymous

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