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I tried to pop a pimple about my lip and now my lip is hard and swollen what can I do to make my lip not swollen and better

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Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Probably ice: I say probably because e I don't know the time frame. If you popped the pimple a few days ago now have a hard swollen lip I would worry about infectio... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Infection spread: By manipulating the pimple, you have released the contents into the subcutaneous tissue. If it progresses, you may need antibiotics. See your MD
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Oops: Could have been many things, but now it's probably infected. Please see your doctor or dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Vaginal bump: bumps on the vaginal lips are common complaints and usually are nothing to worry about. These include Bartholin's cysts which occur on the lower part... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Doubt herpes: Herpes lesions are unlikely to contain "hard white pus". Probably it was just a pimple. But see your doctor if you remain uncertain.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
North or South lip?: If it is on your upper mouth lip, that is fairly normal. If it is on the lower vulvar(labial) lip, then it needs to be checked out by a MD.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmed Seman
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
Infection: Most Likely Infection, and you need to see your doctor. Be well.
A male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Complications: You may have released any germs or debris that were contained within the zit capsule into the deep tissue. It will either cause a deep tissue infecti... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
See your doctor: you may need prescription medications, meanwhile, warm compresses, keep the area dry and clean, good luck
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Secondary infection : You have introduced an infection by popping your pimple. Please seek medical attention to be sure it is properly treated.

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