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I bit my lip and now its swollen

A female asked:
Dr. Barton Butterbaugh
Family Medicine 40 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 15 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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 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
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 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
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Mucocele: You may have developed a mucocele. Please see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oral_mucocele
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 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.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Time: Give it a few weeks to heal. And try not to re injure the same spot. If things don't improve, see your dentist.
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 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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