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Was walking and fell bitting my bottom lip which is now

Customer Question

was walking and fell bitting my bot***** *****p which is now badly swollen. what can I do to decrease the swelling besides applying ice? Got 2 steroid shots this morning with no results.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling? Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: fell while walking. Sense Wednesday afternoon.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I am sorry you feel and bit your bot***** *****p.

putting ice and cold compresses is the best way to decrease swelling and bruising in the area

why don't you want to put an ice pack in the area wrapped in a towel?

when did you have this trauma?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Wednesday afternoon. I've been doing that with no results. swelling is not going down at all.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 9 months ago.

I see.

sometimes blood and bruising in the lip can take several weeks to get better.

the swelling is from blood leaking into the lip tissues.

your body has to remove this bruised blood cell by cell by macrophages which can take some time.