Ice pack. The best immediate treatment is an ice pack or cool compress. An anti-inflammatory pain med like Ibuprofen or others may help also.
Ice. An ice pack will reduce the swelling.
Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Capsules. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. The dose is 25 to 50mgm every 4to6 hours. But if the swelling is increasing and you have had it before, get in touch with your doctor or go to er as it can cause respiratory difficulty and you should always keep epi pen to inject yourself with it in case you swell up again and you should consult an allergist to find out what you are allergic to.
Stop lip balm. First, stop using that particular lip balm. Then go to your doctor, who probably give you some antihistaminic.
Cold Sores. Applying ice helps. 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). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores.