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Question: 10 yr old swollen lip allergic reaction?

 splume - Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:21 pm

My 10 yr old daughter just had 2 baby teeth pulled and a cavity filled today and they gave her local numbing shots at 11:15 this morning. At 3 pm her bottom lip on the left side was so swollen it was purple. I called the dentist, and he told me this was normal and to apply ice. We complied and the ice did help some. Now at 9:30 pm her lip has gotten huge again. Is this indeed "normal" or should I seek her additional help? Thank You!
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Jun 04, 2005 3:12 am

User avatar Hi splume,
Some swelling would be considered normal after dental work but if she is experiencing this amount of swelling it may be a reaction to the medication that was used. I would suggest an additional evaluation at which time they may suggest administering benadryl. Again, have an evaluation.


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