Hi, Doctor I bit my lip by scraping a little

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Q: Hi, Doctor. I bit my lip by scraping a little of the top layer of skin off about two hours ago. Since then, my lip has continued to swell up and feels numb. I have been icing it and took two ibuprofen, but it keeps getting bigger. Right before this happened, I had tabasco sauce and chili powder and I am concerned that this is what caused this reaction. Should I seek medical attention now or wait until the morning?

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