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How 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Canker sores: Canker sores ( aphthous ulcers) typically last 1-2 weeks and heal on their own. Be careful not to irritate the sore, stay away from spicy foods. Get Orabase Ointment OTC at the pharmacy. This is an oral bandage that will stick to the sore. Place it on the sore before meals to protect the sore from irritation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Canker sore? or ?: First we need to make sure what you diagnosed is truly a canker sore and there is nothing else that is causing the swollen lip. Canker sores do not generally cause lip swelling usually resolve on their own within 10-14 days. I suggest you see a dentist to evaluate your symptoms and suggest treatment if necessary and appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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). ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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