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what can i do to get rid of pain and swelling after getting a lip piercing

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michele Arnold
21 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Is there infection?: Immediately after a piercing, ice is your best bet to reduce swelling. Apply for 10-20 minutes every hour. Sleep with your head elevated. Avoid tob ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Swelling: Never pop a pimple. Swelling of the lip is of concern for spreading infection as I'm hard pressed to otherwise explain the swelling. I recommend that ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Time?: It will take time to go down. But in the mean time, ice may help
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Not Normal: You may be having an infection from a tooth and need to see a dentist.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Some physician : Recommend ice application. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european stud ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 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 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with Dr.: Best to discuss with your treating dr. And let them know you do not see a major difference after the procedure. Many plastic surgeons take before and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible: Meds and ointments can speed healing but cannot do the impossible.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Nicora
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Angioedema: Could be angioedema. ?C1esterase deficiency. See an immunologist or your primary care dr to evaluate.
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