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i busted my lip from playing basketball how long does it take to go down it is also swollen?

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Dr. Eric Chiang
10 years experience Rheumatology
Likely will go down : Within a couple weeks if just minor trauma. Otherwise, get it check out by your PCP.
Answered on Apr 12, 2016
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Lip Trauma: If you have a significant laceration, redness, or drainage, you should visit a physician. You might need stitches, antibiotics, and/or a tetanus shot. Otherwise, with a new swollen lip, you should apply ice to your lip 5 minutes on, 5 minutes off. The ice will help the swelling resolve. Depending on how swollen your lip is, should gradually improve 24-48 hours to 5 days but faster with ice.
Answered on Apr 12, 2016

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