Child Care & First Aid : How to Treat a Fat Lip

You or someone you know, has a fat lip, and
you’re interested in knowing what to do about that. My name is Beverly Bitterman, ARMP,
Health and Wellness Consultant. Well, the first thing, is to figure out what caused
the fat lip, so if you were outside, and you were roughhousing and you knocked into something,
and it’s like a bruise, then of course, you’re treating it as you would any kind of a bruise,
and ice is the first line of treatment for that, so you would take your ice pack out
of your first aid kit, or you would get some crushed ice and put it in a baggie, and hold
that on to your lip, and you would do that several minutes, initially, and then say ten
or fifteen minutes out of every hour, for the next couple of hours. After that, the
other thing to think about for a fat lip, might be discomfort, and you would not want
to use an aspirin product, because you don’t want the lip to bleed more, so you would use
something like Tylenol, to help with the discomfort. Now, if your fat lip is due to a pimple, or
some kind of an infection, then you would do almost the opposite. You would put warm,
moist heat on that, so you would take a washcloth, run it under hot water, and then hold that
on your lip, for several minutes , an hour, or several times a day, depending on your
work schedule, and how fresh this is. If you don’t know why you’ve got a fat lip, there
are some medications, some anti-hypertensives for example, that can cause what we call,
angioedema, and in that case, if you have an antihistamine around, you could try that,
benadryl for example. You of course, don’t want to drive, if you’re taking an antihistamine,
but if you’ve got a fat lip, and you don’t think it’s a bug bite or a bruise, I really
recommend that you see your doctor, and have them evaluate that, as well as evaluating
your medications, so I hope those are some strategies to deal with different kinds of
fat lips, that you might encounter. My name is Beverly Bitterman, ARMP, Health and Wellness
Consultant, and I hope that your lip goes back to normal right away.

39 comments

  1. What if you have the nasty habit of picking your lip and it swells up and gets sore. Then what would you suggest ..?

  2. I went to the dentist and they made my mouth numb so they can fill my teeth. But on the way home i kept on biting my lip. So it got big thats why im here and i tried warm water i tried an ice pack but nothing worked it just made my lip a bit more bigger so can someone please tell me how to get rid of it please!

  3. My neighbor's new pit bull jumped to "kiss me" and almost knocked me OUT with his mouth. It feels like my jaw is broken, I have a knot in my chin and my lip is swollen out of proportion. Should I go to my doctor or the ER? 

  4. What do I do if my friend hit me in the face with a shoe and my lip got cut on my braces and now it's swelling?

  5. Thx I have a fat lip my mom gave me been drill and also instead of hot water I put cold is that ok?… I don't know why I have a fat lip if it's not better by tommorow or gets worse I'm seeing. A doctor

  6. I'm watching this cause I tried the Kylie Jenner lip challenge and it won't go away…. And its school today!!!!!!!!

  7. played cards with my lil brother, i won and he threw the deck at me… now it looks like im pulling the duck face with a fat lip and schools tomorrow… fml😭

  8. I kneed myself in the face and the cut on the inside is because it hit my tooth now my lip is swollen

  9. my sister accidentally hit me with a water bottle on my lip and the water bottle was made out of pure metal metal so

  10. My sister whipped me in the face with a pair of pants…. it looks like I tried the Kylie Jenner lip challenge AND I HAVE SCHOOL TOMORROW

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