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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

What's best used to take care of a swollen lip?

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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What can I do/take for swollen lips? With the nice weather, have been outside. (yard work & walking dogs. Woke up and lips were swollen to at least twice their size. Painful & itch.

What can I do/take for swollen lips? With the nice weather, have been outside. (yard work & walking dogs. Woke up and lips were swollen to at least twice their size. Painful & itch.

Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak: It sounds like you got into something when doing hardworking, like an insect bite or substance you are allergic to.
See your dr. And they probably recommend short term steroid therapy taken orally to combat the allergic response. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a swollen lower lip to heal?

1-2 weeks: How did it get that way. Usually healing takes 1-2 weeks without excess trauma. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lip. Went to the urgent care, was given 1 claritin&Decadron. Hour and half and no difference in the swell can I take Zyryec now?

I have a swollen lip. Went to the urgent care, was given 1 claritin&Decadron. Hour and half and no difference in the swell can I take Zyryec now?

Yes you can, but: Lip swelling, although bothersome, isn't the only concern, have you experienced any hoarseness, fainting, shortness of breath with that condition? What was the trigger? Or was is spontaneous? Was your tongue and lids swollen too? Is it itching? And whether you have hives? Antihistamines and steroids may help after few hours, epinephrine would. Be the 1st choice, or maybe it's something else, see an allergist ...Read more

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I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

I have a very swollen lip that has only been swelling at night until now. If I go to the doctor, will they take my blood? It started on sunday night, but the swelling has only gotten worse and moved upward. I had a sore throat this weekend that has gone a

Hello.: Hello. I don't know if the doctor would order blood work or not. However, if you are particularly afraid of needles (which many people are), it is important to let you doctor know. One thing you can do to decrease your anxiety is begin deep breathing before you get blood drawn. Breath in slowly and deeply through your nose. Fill your lungs and hold for a count of five and then slowly exhale. Repeat at least 12 times. Take care. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long does a swollen lip last?

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

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen lip with a cut?

How do you treat a swollen lip with a cut?

Depends: If it's a deep cut, see a doctor or go to the er, it may need stitches. Swelling can be treated with ice and time. ...Read more

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Swollen lip no cause noticeable can you help?

Hard to say: Many things can cause a swollen lip: allergies, trauma, infections and there are even more rarer things too (like cyst or blood vessel abnormalities). It would help to have more details like is it the whole lip or part, does it itch, or any nearby skin lesion, any thing else going on health wise. In the end if you tongue starts swelling or you notice breathing issues seek help fast! ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my 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). ...Read more

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What are suggested ways to calm down my swollen lip?

Ice: Don't know if you had an injury, infection or if this is an allergic rxn. You can apply ice. If an allergic rxn - try an antihistamine. If allergic rxn there is a good chance you will want medical eval - especially if lip, tongue, airway is involved. ...Read more

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Is there something I can do to reduce a swollen lip?

Is there something I can do to reduce 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). ...Read more

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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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