Natural healing methods for swollen lip due to cold sore

A swollen lip can be easily brought down by immersing the affected area in warm water. You can try holding some warm water in a small bowl and immerse the swollen lip in this. If this does not work, you can simply dip a towel in hot water and hold this up to your swollen lip. If this does not seem to work, you can consider using the cold treatment on your lip. You can use some ice cubes, tied up in a towel on your lip. Or else you can place a spoon in the freezer and use this on your swollen lip when it has become cold enough. These are remedies for a swollen lip caused by an accident but if your swollen lip has been caused by a reaction to a wrong medicine, you should consult a doctor at the earliest since your condition could require some monitoring by the doctor. You can steep a tea bag in warm water and throw away the water. Allow the tea bag to cool down and use this on your swollen lip. Hold the tea bag on the swollen lip for a few minutes helps reduce the swelling. You can repeat this through the day, at regular intervals till the swelling of the lip seems to have reduced.

You will find that applying witch hazel helps reduce the swelling. An easy remedy that you can try is using common salt. You will need to wet your index finger and dip it in some common salt. Hold the finer with salt on it against the swollen lip for a couple of minutes. An application of Aloe Vera gel can also help reduce the swelling. You should stay away from chocolates, tomatoes, oatmeal, whole grains, nuts and peas and seeds. Instead eat light food that cannot cause any problems. Drink water or juices rather than tea or coffee since consuming these will only aggravate the problem. If you are in the habit of eating out regularly, you should stop doing this. Your diet should not include items that contain white flour, sugar and cheese. You should not eat processed food either. Instead you should eat fresh fruits and green vegetables. These should be prepared using a minimum of spices and oil. If you ensure that you diet includes regular amount of Vitamins like A, C and E, then you have a better chance of getting better soon.

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