lip of a baby can swell, for various reasons, from teething to infection. Determining the cause can help determine the best way to treat swelling. If your baby seems to be having difficulty breathing and his lips are swollen, you may be having an allergic reaction, and you should seek emergency medical care . Things You’ll Need Daily Pencil towelette cold water Thermometer Vaseline Instructions 1 Determine the reason for the swelling of the lips.
Write down the possible causes swelling of the baby’s lips in a journal for future reference if needed. 2 Apply a fresh towel swollen lip for half an hour and every few hours as needed. 3 Take your baby’s temperature. If she has a temperature, check your body for other swelling or red bumps. When a baby has a temperature along with blisters or sores on the lips and body, you may have chicken pox and will have to visit the doctor. 4 Look in the baby’s mouth. If you have sores on the lips, you can have a cold sore, which is caused by the herpes virus. Cold sores usually clear on their own, but try to get the child to avoid scratching or picking at the sores 5 inflammation may also be due to a canker sore -. Sores around the lips that are often white. Canker sores are caused by a viral infection and heal itself over time. 6 Check infant’s palms and soles of the feet.
If she has a rash in these areas along a swollen lip, she can be hand-foot -mouth or Herpangina disease, a viral infection. A doctor can diagnose hand-foot -mouth properly and determine appropriate treatment. 7
List of all foods that the child has eaten in the last 24 hours. He may be having an allergic reaction. If the child is experiencing a swollen lip along with having trouble breathing, you may be suffering a severe allergic reaction. Seek medical attention, so be sure to bring the list of foods to help doctors determine the cause of the reaction.