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I'm curious as to what should I do about my swollen lip?

I'm curious as to what should I do about my swollen lip?

Swollen lip: Do you know why your lip is swollen? If it is from some trauma, like biting or getting hit, gently placing an ice pack (zip-lock bag with water and ice cubes) will help and keep the swelling to minimum. Anti-inflammatory medicine, if you can take it, may be used. If you don't know why it's swollen, please visit your dentist and find out why, so that proper treatment can be offered to you. ...Read more

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What should I do to hide swollen lip from canker sore?

What should I do to hide swollen lip from canker sore?

Cold sore: There are over the counter antiviral creams that may help but if you have recurrent sores, you may need to have prescription medications to suppress the virus at the first sign of outbreak. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a swollen lip go down, fast!?

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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What can to do for my daughter's swollen lip?

Lip: Swollen lips can be due to many causes, e.g. Insect bite, injury, infection, systemic illness etc. But, most important and may be serious if it is from allergy. Allergic reaction gives rise to swollen lips, tongue and inside oral cavity which can lead to respiratory difficulty and arrest. See your pediatrician if you are not sure or not comfortable. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen lip with a rash on it. What could it be?

What to do if I have a swollen lip with a rash on it. What could it be?

Need for examination: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a swollen lip/cold sore and i made out with a girl. I need some help?

Cold Sore?: Cold sores usually resolve in seven to ten days when no intervention is used. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). >>. ...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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What should I do if I have a swollen lip from a fight and school is tomorrow?

What should I do if I have a swollen lip from a fight and school is tomorrow?

Try applying ice: To decrease swelling. Be aware that there is a likelihood that it will still be apparent. Why was there a fight? Fighting is worrisome. ...Read more

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What do I cure to my swollen lips caused by kissing? How long it last before its heal?

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Swelling and kiss: To get rid of swollen lips fast apply cold compress, Aloe Vera gel and do not be too aggressive on your lips. ...Read more

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What can I do about an extremely swollen lip after taking antibiotics for tooth abscess?

Call the dentist: You may be developing an allergic reaction. Your doctor can advise you. Usually, the medication will be switched to a different one and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be recommended. If you have wheezing and difficulty breathing, call 911 or go straight to the er. ...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. ...Read more

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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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Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Is there a treatment for a swollen lip?

Depends on cause: A swollen lip may be due to trauma, infection such as herpes, autoimmune reaction - angioedema, or bleeding in the tissue. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause and have appropriate treatment. ...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?

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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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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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 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 could it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

Swollen lip: The lip can be swollen because of an allergy or possible infection ...Read more

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Please explain what does it mean if a teen wakes up with a swollen lip?

Lip swelling: Lip swelling can be caused by a number of things including trauma, and allergies.A swollen lip due to allergies should be evaluated by your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I am concerned about my swollen lip- it is more inside but on my lower- I usually bite it- is this why? Or something else? I'm worried. 19/Female.

I am concerned about my swollen lip- it is more inside but on my lower- I usually bite it- is this why? Or something else? I'm worried. 19/Female.

Probably from biting: You probably have chronic inflammation or a "granuloma" - a fancy name for a type of scar from biting your lip this is pretty common. It usually results from a nervous tick or habit. First thing is try to stop and see it goes down. This is harder than it sounds and you will have to pay attention and find something else to do. If it persists it should be evaluated by a dentist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Purple swollen lip what is it?

Hematoma: If lip was bruised and pinched or blood flow disrupted, it could be a hematoma. Advise dental visit to confirm and determine for sure. ...Read more

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