Submit a question to our community and get an answer from real people.
Submit

How do I get swelling lip to go down? "(

so I decided to perice my lip and now it's swollen. & it's sore. what should I do? "/

Report as

Well, I can't imagine piercing ANY body part and it not swelling! There are products you can buy at a drug or grocery store that help with oral care. Sometimes I have problems with my gums swelling or getting sore areas inside of my mouth and I gargle with a product that is called Amosan that is a powder that comes in individual packets. It always takes away the soreness in a few days! If you can't find it, ask for someone in the pharmacy dept, even though it's an OTC (over-the-counter) product you don't need a prescription for. I would also try hydrogen peroxide diluted with some warm water. You can gargle it and pour it over the sore areas, but don't swallow it! The warm sea salt suggestion is good too. I always use warm salt water to gargle when I get a sore throat and it takes the pain away so well! It cuts through the mucus in the back of your throat! You should do any gargle-type solution a few times a day, too. Wait until 20 minutes before eating so it gives it time to work. What about ice? That seems like it would help with swelling, and eating something cold and yummy such as a popsicle is an easier and tasty way to enjoy the cold soothing the swelling.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
vinum24

I'd wash it with warm sea salt or whatever they gave you, then take some ibuprofen or aspirin if you're good to take that, I'm not a doctor.. but it reduces swelling, you can also try holding a cloth with an ice cube or two on it after washing.

Helpful (1) Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Did u pierce it yourself? If you did, did you sterilize the needle and use alcohol?

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
Yes my friend did it for me & she used a needle & she did clean it. But I never had this happen before so I'm kinda confused why it's swollen..?
Report as
Hmm... Well when I got my lip pierced I had to swish mouthwash to numb it. Idk if that woulda helped tho. Just keep it clean and it should be better.
Report as
Add a comment...

I would be worried about a possible infection setting in. If ice or warm salt water doesn't reduce the swelling or it starts feeling hot I would RUN to an emergency room. There are staff infections that can destroy your whole lip overnight.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (2)
Report as
Isn't driving faster?
Report as
Just an FYI....it's not spelled "staff" in this case. It's spelled "staph".
Report as
Add a comment...

First of all, rinse thoroughly with warm water & salt solution often to help it heal.

Then usw an antibiotic ointment like neosporin on the outside. you can use Orajel or Anbesol to numb it or to help with the pain on the inside.

if it gets really red and sore and swollen, go to the doctors. Good luck with it.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

I don't wanna scare yu but if it got swollen it will most likely get infected, try using hydrogen peroxide or alcohol& put an anti bacterial cream on it, &also rinse with mouth wash, g' luck. (if it does get infected take it of&just get it professionaly done) this is wat I did hope it works for youu

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (1)
Report as
I wouldn't recommend using alcohol in or around your mouth...it's too strong and also dangerous for the mouth area. Not poisonous, I don't think, but not something you should use around your mouth.
Report as
Add a comment...

Just sleep.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...

Are you talking of the upper or lower lip? If you meant the upper lip, you may need antibiotics as soon as possible. Don't wait for fever before using antibiotics. If you were referring to the lower lip, and if the swelling doesn't improve in 24 hours after cleaning it with tincture of iodine and warm salt solution, and especially if you have a fever, it would be to your best interest to take antibiotics. There is a nurse practitioner at CVS or Walgreen's at night and on weekends who could prescribe oral antibiotics.

Helpful Fun Thanks for voting Comments (0)
Report as
Add a comment...
Do you have an answer?
Answer this question...
Did you mean?
Login or Join the Community to answer
Popular Searches