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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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How long does it take a swollen lip to go down?

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? ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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How long does it take for swollen lip to go down from effexor?

Up to five days: Since it could take Effexor 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Lockhart
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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 usually helps and is otc. ...Read more

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Dr. Tyra Harris
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronan Monsef
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How long does it take a swollen lip that you bit then been chewing on to go down?

How long does it take a swollen lip that you bit then been chewing on to go down?

Depends : On how bad you bit it. It should be healed in a day or two. Lip heals quickly. ...Read more

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Dr. James Cunnar
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Minich
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How long does it take for a swollen lip to go away by itself ?

How long does it take for a swollen lip to go away by itself ?

Depends: It depends on the cause of the swelling and the amount of the swelling. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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What should I do to make a swollen lip go down, fast!?

Depends: If it is from a food allergy, Epinephrine injection can reduce it quite rapidly. If it is from other conditions, then one needs to know what causes it before an appropriate treatment can be used. ...Read more

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Tripp
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My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

My mom has a swollen lip and had a pimple and popped it five times already. The pain is going down to her jaw, and can't sleep. Should she see doctor?

Yes: This may be the beginning of a skin infection, a cellulitis, that may need antibiotics for treatment, and could become more serious and systemic without adequate treatment. ...Read more

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