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how can i quickly get rid of a swollen lip from being hit

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tara Passow
40 years experience Dermatology
Ice pack: The best immediate treatment is an ice pack or cool compress. An anti-inflammatory pain med like Ibuprofen or others may help also.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
35 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Ice: An ice pack will reduce the swelling
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Capsules: You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules.The dose is 25 to 50mgm every 4to6 hours.But if the swelling is increasing and you have had it before ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Kiss with much less: Pressure. Try kissing gently.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
54 years experience Plastic Surgery
Stop lip balm: First, stop using that particular lip balm.Then go to your doctor, who probably give you some antihistaminic.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cold Sores: Applying ice helps. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show t ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends on cause: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Part of healing: Too late now to ice the traumatized area. Try warm compresses. Take 1 advil (ibuprofen) every 4 hrs w food/liquids to help bring down swelling. Kee ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends on : Cause. Can you be more specific? If it is viral then time/antiviral drug. If it is trauma generally time with treatment of symptoms by otc drugs. If i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aleks Radovic
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Try ice: Ice can help with swelling.

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