Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Home Remedies For Swollen Lips

Home Remedies For Swollen Lips
Swollen lips are painful and embarrassing. When lips enlarge abnormally it becomes easily noticeable by everyone which is really embarrassing for a girl. Though swelling on the lips may happen due to any kind of trauma to the soft tissue on lip but there are various other reasons for swollen lips too.
Some of the common reasons for swollen lips can be nutritional deficiencies, dehydration, viral infection, dryness, injury or cut, allergic reaction to a food product, insect bite, bad lip care products or extreme climatic conditions. Most of the times, swollen lips are accompanied by cuts and bleeding too, which makes it hard for a person to drink, eat or talk properly.

If, you need not to purchase chemically treated products for curing swollen lips which might backfire and have harsh effects, because in this article I am going to share home remedies for swollen lips.

The best home remedies to get rid of swollen lips are as follows:

Ice cubes

Using Ice cubes is one of the most common ways to get rid of swollen lips. Take ice cubes, wrap them in a cloth and press this pack gently over the swollen area for 8 to 10 minutes. Take a break of 10 minutes and again repeat the process. It is advised that you should not use the ice cubes directly as it may result in mild frost bite or soreness.

Warm water

Warm water is another effective way of curing swollen lips. Take a bowl full of warm water. Soak a washcloth in it, then take it out and remove the excess water from the cloth. Now apply it on your lips for 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat this process after an hour.

Turmeric powder

Turmeric powder is known for its antiseptic and healing properties. An herbal ointment can be made using turmeric powder with fuller’s earth or cold water. Mix well and apply it all over the swollen area. Let it work till it completely dries out. Wash your lips with lukewarm water. You must repeat this process twice a day.


Aloe-Vera is used to cure swollen lips and help in reducing the burning sensation on the lips because of its anti-inflammatory properties. If mosquito bites, insect bite or any allergic reaction is the reason behind your swollen lips. Take freshly extracted aloe-vera juice or aloe-vera gel to cure it. Take small amount of aloe vera juice or gel and gently massage over the effected area. Repeat this two or three times a day.

Baking soda

Very few people know that baking soda is a very effective home remedy for curing swollen lips. It is highly recommended to use baking soda to cure swollen lips if the reason behind the problem is fever blister, insects bites, allergic reaction or mosquito bite. Just take 1 tbsp baking soda and mix it with some water. You need to apply a thick coat of this paste on your swollen area. Let it work for ten minutes then wash it off with cold water.


We all know that honey is full of natural healing and anti-bacterial properties. Researcher has proved that honey is one of the fastest ways to get rid of swollen lips. Just take 1 tbsp honey and dip a soft cotton cloth or fresh cotton ball in it. Apply it directly on the effected area.

So these were the best home remedies to cure swollen lips. You must eat a balanced and healthy diet which is rich in vitamins to avoid getting these swollen lips which can be due to nutritional deficiencies, however if you get swollen lips regularly then you must consult a doctor immediately. 

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