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A 19-year-old female asked:

I got punched on my lip now it's purple , swollen, and bruised, how can i make it go away quicker?

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Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Bruise: Elevate head of bed on several pillows propped up when asleep to reduce swelling. Don't sleep flat. Apply ice packs to lip. Take OTC NSAIDs like Motrin or Naproxen to help reduce swelling.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
You can't: at least not much. Cold compresses early warm later. Arnica montana. Avoid bending or straining. don't take aspirin, fish oil or other anticoagulants. light aerobic exercise. Minimize talking and try to keep lip still. Light compression.
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Last updated May 9, 2015

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