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How do you reduce lip swelling after sticthes?

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Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Slow Process

Normally, time will take care of the swelling.
In the meantime, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can help a bit. On the first day or two, ice/cold compresses can also help a bit. Obviously, you need to avoid additional trauma, like playing with your lip or very hard foods for a few days. Other than that, you'll just have to wait for your body to heal.

In brief: Slow Process

Normally, time will take care of the swelling.
In the meantime, over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen can help a bit. On the first day or two, ice/cold compresses can also help a bit. Obviously, you need to avoid additional trauma, like playing with your lip or very hard foods for a few days. Other than that, you'll just have to wait for your body to heal.
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dr. Daniel Wolter
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Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dentistry

In brief: Ice

Ice, immediately after stitches will help with swelling.

In brief: Ice

Ice, immediately after stitches will help with swelling.
Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dr. Shokri Wahib
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Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Elevate and ice

Keep the head elevated and apply light ice packs.
Some people like to use frozen peas or corn in a zippered plastic bag.

In brief: Elevate and ice

Keep the head elevated and apply light ice packs.
Some people like to use frozen peas or corn in a zippered plastic bag.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Dr. John Hoffmann
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