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What can I do to get rid of pain and swelling after getting a lip piercing?

What can I do to get rid of pain and swelling after getting a lip piercing?

Pain S/P Piercing: You received excellent advice from dr. Arnold. An additional option is auricular acupuncture with asp needles — very effective. But if you have any signs of infection — you need to see your physician. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What is the way to get rid of swelling of lip due to cold sore?

What is the way to get rid of swelling of lip due to cold sore?

Some physician : Recommend ice application. Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also >. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lip swelling?

How can I get rid of lip swelling?

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 it is due to infection then see your dentist/md. ...Read more

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Had a fat transfer around mouth to get rid of fine lines and augment lips, after swelling went down, I look the same, what do I do?

Had a fat transfer around mouth to get rid of fine lines and augment lips, after swelling went down, I look the same, what do I do?

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 after pictures and you may see a difference, or you may simply need another treatment, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my lip hit my braces and my braces created a hole into my lip and it is swollen today, how can I get rid of the swelling, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my lip hit my braces and my braces created a hole into my lip and it is swollen today, how can I get rid of the swelling, what do you suggest?

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. Keep tissues clean. Avoid spicy foods. Hopefully you're seeing an orthodontic specialist... Call the office now for appt to check tissues, teeth, and appliances for damage. ...Read more

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How to get rid of swelling of the lip?

How to get rid of swelling of the lip?

Angioedema: Could be angioedema.? C1esterase deficiency. See an immunologist or your primary care dr to evaluate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

What is the best way to get rid of swelling in my lip?

Depends: If swollen due to trauma, ice on and off and ibuprofen. If the swelling is from a non-traumatic source, you would need to be examined as to why it is occurring. When known, the cause should be treated. Allergy, infection, salivary cyst and a host of other reasons could be at play. Your dentist is always a good source of information and help. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have got swelling on lips very frequently, seems like an allergy... I take anti allergy for it to get rid of swelling. It is limited to lips only.

Allergy: With associated lip swelling can become a serious problem known as angioedema and can be due to medicine or food or other source. Should have allergy testing to clarify. ...Read more

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I want to get rid of this bump around my piercing, what should I do to get rid of it? I recently got angel bites; which is 2 labrets above my upper lip. I have had them for a little over a week and i already started getting a bump around them. I constantl

Sounds : Sounds like you are experiencing build up of fibrous tissue at the piercing sites. Some people are prone to this. Treatment is not very effective and consists of steroid injections. They only way to definitely remove them is with surgery, but you risk further scaring even if performed through your mouth. ...Read more

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My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek.... What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

My right side of the face is swollen bad there's a huge ball on the inside top right of my mouth/cheek.... What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

Get Treatment!!: Swelling is often a sign of infection. The location if your swelling would suggest a possible tooth abcess. It most likely won't go away without treatment. See a doctor or dentist asap for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

How can I get rid of an itchy rash with swelling on the back of my head near my neck?

Get a diagnosis: Get a proper diagnosis. It could be fungal (tinea capitis) or bacterial (cellulitis) or allergic. These are all treated differently so it is important to know which one you have. ...Read more

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Help! I bumped my cartilage peircing my ear with a hair brush and now it is swelling and hurts so bad. How to get rid of swelling?

Try taking motrin,: Apply ice packs for first two days then warm packs, apply neosporin and vaseline. Follow up with ur dr if it gets infected. Take care! ...Read more

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I just got my spider bites (lip piercings) and my lip swelled. How do I get the swelling down?

Eval : Use ice packs. However, if you develop redness, purulent drainage, tenderness, warmth, enlargement of lymp nodes or fever — please seek medical attention for possible infection. ...Read more

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I'm just wonderingif you have a skin disorder can you get a lip piercing?

Piercing : Any active or history of viral (fever blisters) or bacterial infections (impetigo) for example could lead to problems such as scarring when a piercing takes place. ...Read more

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Can you get a lip piercing if you have a metal allergy?

Can you get a lip piercing if you have a metal allergy?

Yes: Get pierced with a needle made with something other than the metal to which you are allergic, and always wear a ring/stud that you can tolerate. The most common metal allergy I see is nickel, and there are many other options available. Now if you are allergic to surgical stainless steel you might have a bit more difficulty finding something you can use. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lip piercing if you have oral herpes?

Is it possible to get a lip piercing if you have oral herpes?

Not at outbreak: You should not have the piercing place during an outbreak of lip (cold) sores due to infectious nature. Harmful to person placing the devise. However, no problem at other times. Slight risks of other infections to the site. ...Read more

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Can you get gain green from a lip piercing?

Gangrene?: Very unlikely. But I would not want one and predict that you will tire of it. ...Read more

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I have sickle cell anemia. Can i still get a lip piercing?

I have sickle cell anemia. Can i still get a lip piercing?

Yes: Unless someone with sickle cell anemia has had recurrent or serious infections, a lip piercing should be ok. A doctor should be consulted to make certain. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy itchy face rash along with swelling. What can I do to get rid of it?

I have a bumpy itchy face rash along with swelling. What can I do to get rid of it?

Rash: There are lot of causes of an itchy rash on a face. Most of the time it is atopic dermatitis that requires hypoallergenic moisturizers and at times steroid cream but the rash needs to be looked at by your physician to exactly what is the diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of swelling after wisdom teeth surgery?

What can I do to get rid of swelling after wisdom teeth surgery?

Ice: Ice packs placed immediately after surgery, half hour on, half hour off for the first twelve hours after the procedure is important
before the procedure avoid meds like aspirin, etc.
Bromelain taken the week before the procedure may also help. Discuss this with your oral surgeon at your consult visit! ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle during a soccer game this past fall. It's healed since then and there's no pain, but it's still swollen. What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

I sprained my ankle during a soccer game this past fall. It's healed since then and there's no pain, but it's still swollen. What can I do to get rid of the swelling?

H2o, H2o Everywhere.: Think of the swelling as a type of water cast or brace that the body is using to reinforce some instability of the injured ankle. The ankle really should be examined to determine the specifics of the edema. Aspects like type of edema, location, positional influences need to be evaluated to assess the swelling properly. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of minor swelling and bruising in foot in two days?

What do I do to get rid of minor swelling and bruising in foot in two days?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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I got bit by something on my left leg. It's swelling up and about 3 inches big. It's itchy and hurts from time to time. What do I do to get rid of it?

I got bit by something on my left leg. It's swelling up and about 3 inches big. It's itchy and hurts from time to time. What do I do to get rid of it?

Time: If you're certain that this is a bite and not an infection, then a topical (or oral) steroid and a non-sedating antihistamine may help relieve your symptoms, Only time will "get rid of it." It's important that you find out how this happened to prevent a recurrence. If you have any doubt that it's a bite, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

I had a tattoo 2 months ago. The last 3 weeks it has some red and brown spots around it. No itching no swelling. What should I do to get rid of them?

Local reaction: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, would you be able to share a picture, please inbox me 3 different views with close up. This appears to be local reaction but I would like to confirm it for treatment purposes. Thank you! ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


Piercing (Definition)

Body piercing, a form of body modification, is the practice of puncturing or cutting a part of the human body, creating an opening in which ...Read more