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How can i get swelling out of my lip if accidenlly bite it

A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Ice first then heat: If heat seems to be making it worse, then alternate. Be sue this is just a bite. If it comes on when you really haven't bitten yourself, it could be... Read More

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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
No: Ice/ ice cream/ popsicle unless your inr is out of control this is a nuisance and not a big problem.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Natural process: Your lip ring placement caused trauma to the lip and it is a foreign body. The immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This i... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Lip swelling: See your local dentist or primary care physician in order to determine the cause which would then determine the treatment.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Depends : Usually 2 weeks, longer if dissolvable sutures used.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wells
Psychiatry 44 years experience
If not better see PCP : Swelling probably from trauma of mashing the lesion and may benefit from cold compresses or application of a cool, wet, black-tea bag, but could also ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes, but...: The concern is that you are having an allergic reaction that affects your airway. If any of the tissues inside your mouth or throat begin to swell, if... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get seen: This area is referred to as the Triangle of death. Infections can potentially spread to the brain from that area.
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
? Urticaria: Better get seen, meanwhile OTC antihistamines as cetirizine or loratadine would help, read the labels carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage an... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 25 years experience
Lip Swelling: If the swelling is from biting the lip, and the swelling does not contain much blood, taking anti-inflammatory medicine will help to control the swell... Read More

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