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Swollen Lip Cold Sore

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A couple of days ago I received a huge swollen lip, which I think to be some airborne or food allergy. A day or so later, I now have a cold sore in the same spot. However, when it was swollen there was no redness or sign of a cold sore. Are they connected? And do you think it was an actual allergic reaction? The only thing I know I am allergic to is ceclor, and I have had testings in the past. What do you all think?
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replied August 21st, 2007
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Have you gotten cold sores in the past?
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replied August 21st, 2007
Yes, I have the cold sore virus.
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replied August 22nd, 2007
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Cold sores occur when your immune system is low as a result of a recurring virus expressing itself, not as a result of an allergy. I would assume that the two events are not related.
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