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I bit my lip and now its swollen

A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 42 years experience
LIP LESIONS: AVOID FURTHER TRAUMATIZING THE LIP; AVOID SPICY AND SALTY FOODS; AND WAIT ABOUT 5-7 DAYS FOR IT TO HEAL. IF IT DOES NOT HEAL, SEE YOUR PCP FOR FURTHE... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nader Kalantar
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 17 years experience
Avoid repeat injury.: Bite injuries to the lip heal quickly so long as you don't repeatedly injure the same spot. This can be tough when the area is swollen. Make sure to c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 43 years experience
Neither: Likely a traumatic ulcer/swelling. You might find yourself biting it a few more times before it finally resolves. Eat slowly and deliberately. Good Lu... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Trauma to the lip: is quite common. However, the mouth has many blood vessels, which promotes quick healing. Please rinse with salt water or a hydrogen peroxide solution... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
OTC lip balms: Over-the-counter lip balms with some mild anesthetic can help a bit lip feel better while it heals. There is also a round spot that some people use to... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 31 years experience
Topical steroid: If the bite is not infected and is not hurting or oozing, you can apply a topical steroid to help it heal.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Yes: Smoking irritates tissues and can hinder healing, let alone all the other damage it does to your body. Lack of response to cortisone indicates more s... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manami Yamaguchi
Dentistry 27 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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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
45 years experience
Trauma: Depending on the severity of the lip bite, it may go down on its own or if you continue to bite it, you may develop a raised area, like a callous. Se... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 32 years experience
Mucoceles: Inside your lip, you have a number of little salivary glands. This bubble is one of your glands that is essentially plugged up, which occurred with t... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 38 years experience
Not usually: You will not pass on herpes just from biting your lip unless you are having an active outbreak at the same time. However sometimes trauma can trigger ... Read More
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