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How long does a swollen lip last?

How long does a swollen lip last?

Depends: Depending on the cause of the swollen lips it may last hours to days.

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How long to heal swollen lip?

How long to heal swollen lip?

Depends: This depends on the severity and reason. If it is from accidental lip-biting and without any open wound, you will see the healing takes place within a few days. However, more severe cut or trauma in lip may have caused internal bleeding, or infection. If this is the case, you will experience much delayed healing, and seeing a professional first may make a huge difference in how fast you can heal.

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How long does it take a swollen lip to go down?

Depends on cause: If due to infected tooth, tooth needs treatment for swelling to resolve. If due to trauma, varies with amount of damage. Are you taking any medications?

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How long does it take for a swollen lip to heal?

How long does it take for a swollen lip to heal?

It depends: Injections to the lip can take a few days trauma is similar if allergic you have to find out the allergen and stop exposing the lip to it.

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How long will it take for a swollen lip to settle down?

How long will it take for a swollen lip to settle down?

10 days: Assuming the fat lip is from trauma, 10 day is above average for the swelling to go down. It may take a bit longer for bruising to resolve.

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How long does it take for a swollen lip caused by injury take to go down?

How long does it take for a swollen lip caused by injury take to go down?

About 3-5 days: Hello. If the damage is minor, use ice for 15-20 minutes a few times per day to reduce the swelling. It should be better in 3-5 days. If not, go to urgent care or contact your regular doctor's office.

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How long does it take for swollen lip to go down from effexor (venlafaxine)?

Up to five days: Since it could take Effexor (venlafaxine) up to five or more days to clear you blood stream, the swelling could persist during that time. If severe, call your family doc for an antihistamine recommendation or try one over the counter, like Benadryl or loratidine. If it is severe, a short burst of steroids could be tried. L.

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How long can I wait with swollen lip to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Lip swelling: What caused you lip to swell, and how long has it been swollen for? Is your lip also painful? Due to the fact that the lip does not typically swell without a significant reason. I would recommend that you see your doctor for an examination.

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How long does it take a childs swollen lip to go down from a bee sting?

How long does it take a childs swollen lip to go down from a bee sting?

Check with MD: If patient is allergic, they will need medications to treat. If not, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually helps and is otc.

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Son has dental pain on and off. Dentist can't find cause. Tried Orajel last night. Woke up with pain gone but mildly swollen lip.?

Son has dental pain on and off. Dentist can't find cause. Tried Orajel last night. Woke up with pain gone but mildly swollen lip.?

Upper or lower pain?: If the trigger of the pain can't be found dentally, if it is an upper posterior pain, it could be sinus related. Really hard to tell without an x-ray and exam...could be teeth, gums, both, etc. Get to another dentist, if need be, and get another opinion

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How can I fix a swollen lip?

How can I fix a swollen lip?

Depends on the cause: It depends what caused your swollen lip.It can be due to allergy to meds, insect bites or foods. It can also be due to infections like cold sore or another infection and may need antibiotics. You should check with your doctor as if it is due to allergy you need to find out what caused it and may need to carry Epipen if it keeps happening as it can be life threatening. Meanwhile yu can take benadryl (diphenhydramine).

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How often to ice a swollen lip?

Icing regimen: Icing will help for the first 48 hours after injury. Try to ice at least 10 minutes each hour. If you can, 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off is an ideal schedule while you are awake. Try using bags of frozen peas or corn (left in the original packaging). They conform well the body and can be reused. Just don't try to eat them after they have been thawed and frozen a few times!

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Best way to treat a swollen lip?

From what?: If it's swollen from trauma, use ice pack first 24 hours on and off every 15 minutes. Then it's just a waiting game until it goes away. If of unknown origin, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible as it is likely an infection that would require immediate treatment.

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How should I treat a swollen lip?

How should I treat a swollen lip?

See a PCP: Lip swelling may be related to a local (e.g. trauma) or and it can be the earliest sign of a systemic disease. See your doctor for evaluation, tests and treatment.

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Can a swollen lip heal overnight?

Yes.: Depends on why it was swollen. An allergic reaction, if mild, can disappear overnight. Trauma to the lip, such as a blow received in a fight or a cut to the lip will take longer.

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How can I bring down a swollen lip?

How can I bring down a swollen lip?

What cause: If trauma an ice pack If its allergic or vascular you have to figure out the cause, the treatment in that case would be a steroid. If this continues or worsens see your doctor

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How can I get extremely swollen lip down?

Cause: If its trauma ice pack If it sprung out of nowhere see your doctor you amy need a steroid

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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