People most often face the problem of swollen lips in childhood. Someone unsuccessfully rolled down the hill, someone fell off a bicycle, and someone simply had no luck in yard showdowns. Adults are also not immune from annoying accidents. That is why you need to know how to quickly put your face in order if you or your loved ones broke your lip.
It is necessary
- - ice or frozen vegetables;
- -heated salt;
- - a tincture of calendula or chamomile;
- - Dental gel "Metrogyl Denta".
First, carefully examine the affected area. If the blow was light, then the surface of the lip will be integral, and edema and hematoma may occur under it. In this case, it is necessary to apply something cold to the lip as soon as possible. For these purposes, ice from the freezer, wrapped in a clean plastic bag or frozen vegetables, which also need to be applied only in clean packaging, are perfect to avoid infection in the oral cavity.
In the future, apply cold for 5-10 minutes several times a day for two to three days. The cold will constrict the blood vessels, thereby reducing the swelling.
After that, you can treat the affected lip with a warm egg wrapped in a cloth or warm salt in a bag. Heat should be applied two to three times a day until the lip returns to its original appearance. Warm compresses help to increase blood circulation in the affected area, which helps to resolve the swelling.
If during the impact you have damaged the tissues of the lip, then it is also necessary to apply cold to the damaged area as soon as possible, which will help stop the bleeding and reduce the swelling. After that, it is necessary to rinse the mouth several times a day with an infusion of calendula or chamomile (you can buy ready-made alcohol solutions at the pharmacy and dilute them in the proportion: one teaspoon per glass of water, or you can buy it in the form of a herbal preparation and brew according to the instructions).
For early healing, you can lubricate the damaged lip with Metrogyl Denta dental gel, which can be purchased at the pharmacy.
If you see that, despite your efforts, the lip continues to swell, pain intensifies, suppuration appears or the body temperature rises, then you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.