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How Do You Reduce Swelling Of The Lip Or Face?

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To determine how best to reduce swelling of the lip or face, it'll be necessary to determine the underlying cause of the swelling in the first place.  This can range from anything between physical injury or trauma, a substance allergy or presence of allergens in the environment, insect bites and stings, medical conditions (such as glucagonoma, hives or eczema to name a few...) through to viral infections like Herpes, or nutritional deficiencies.

A common treatment for any type of swelling is to apply a cold or hot compress to the affected area. This is particularly effective for swelling caused by physical injury. A number of different types of compresses are regularly suggested, examples of which are ice cubes wrapped in a towel, a spoon left to chill in the freezer. Hot or warm compresses might also be useful, such as a towel soaked in hot/warm water; heat acts to reduce the accumulation of blood and therefore the swelling, so this type of compress might be particularly useful. Soaking a teabag in hot water and then allowing it to cool before applying to skin is another commonly suggested method.

Rubbing Turmeric or Aloe Vera gel on the affected area is also known help to reduce swelling, especially on the lip area.

If you suspect the swelling might be caused by allergy the best course of action is of course to remove the cause of irritation from your environment before consulting with a doctor or healthcare provider about how best to treat your reaction.

And if you are concerned that the swelling you are experiencing may be related to a viral infection or any other form of medical condition, your doctor is always the best person to seek for advice and treatment.

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Sorry but no, you only put ice in the first 24 hours, then you use heat to get the blood circulating again. If you put too much ice, the blood that is causing the swelling will stop flowing and just be frozen!  The best thing to do is boil water with salt, get a wash cloth and dip it the water and ring out then place the cloth a little bit at a time on the swelling until you know it won't burn.  Another thing that helps is the sauna at the gym.  Don't be surprised or scared if it takes longer than you think, the facial area is very slow to heal.  I just went through this, I fell on 2/24/10 and I thought my face was permanently damaged!!! I went to the doctor and he said the only way to know for sure is to get an x-ray... Nothing was broken or fractured.  But then the healing began.  I am no longer swollen on the outside but under my cheek is and you can still see a slight swelling there, but at least it's healing!! Good luck and take care!
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If you are intending to do the job of reducing the swellings of lips and face at home only and dislike visiting any doctor, then some methods can certainly be suggested.

The first method you can do is to take a piece of ice in your hand and hold in with the help of either a cloth or some other thing and touch your face with the surface of the ice. You should touch the swelled surface every few minutes and if you do that regularly, your swelling is expected to get reduced.

You can also use another method and what you should do is to take a bowl of lukewarm water and dip a clean cloth into it. When you take out the cloth from the bowl, you should wriggle out the water from the cloth and touch the swelled surface with it. This way also, your swelling is expected to get healed.
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I was playing basketball and hit a pole . The inside of my upper lip was sliced from my tooth . Yesterday I spent 4 hours ice'ing it . Today it's really swollen but the cut is  smaller. What do I do to bring down the swelling?
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If the swelling does not go down from the answer from the other statement, you may need a steroid pack from the Dr. If you see no improvement see your Dr.
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I got punched over and over and my face got really bad. Put ice on it then try somthing warm. Like a cloth ringed out with warm water and put it on the place its swollen. And sometimes just not flipping out about it and getting a good sleep really helps too,
hope I helped!
-gem
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I need someone to answer this. I was sitting on my couch watching TV. I had a plastic cup full of water that  I was drinking, I finished it so the cup was empty. I decided to put it over my mouth and inhale in so it would stick their from the force/pressure and and pretended I was a penguin. When I took the cup off my lips felt really tingly and I felt like crying it was the weirdest feeling. I ran to the bathroom and my upper and lower lip are swollen. This isn't from an allergy, how do I get rid of the swelling.And Fast.
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You put ice on it. I keep a wet sponge (in a ziplock bag)in my fridge for minor bumps and bruises. It works good. If you have SMALL child keep a couple condiment packets like what you get at fastfood restaurants in the freezer. They make excellent "ice packs" for minor boo-boos.
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I recently got into a fight. I won but three other kids jumped in after. I have very bad swelling on my jaw and cheek just wondering if ice isn't working for any specific reason
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Put on a warm press, although some people say cold press or icepack, this is only for just after the accident!!

A cold press makes the blood veins close, which prevent bruising and swelling. This will do no good if the damage is done.

Just relax, have a nice warm bath or somthing.
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I want to ask that when I come to my village my lips swell very badly
at first there are many small spots of swelling on my lips at the upper lip then it worsen finally turning into a big single swollen part
I showed it to my doctor who said that it is because of the sun heat
but all the people say that it is due to tiredness and think this is the best explanation because this happens to all my friends
can anyone tell me how to prevent this swelling in advance but please don't say that don't play or do activities
thanked the writer.
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jay simpson commented
I know the answer....took me a long time to figure it out. Believe it or not you're alergic to the linens on the bed you sleep in....more specifically, you're alregic to the detergent. Check it out. My lips swelled all the time...never happened before in my life...only during my sleep. Medical tests came back negative. I solved the problem a month ago. No fat lip since.
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I got my wisdom teeth removed 4 days ago and the swelling is getting worse and worse... I have to go to school tomorrow and the medication and ice arent working.... HELP!!!!!!

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