If you suffer from puffy, irritated lips here are a few home remedies to treat swollen lips. Always make sure that your lip issues are not from a medication side effect or from an allergic reaction, seek medical help if it is.
What causes swollen lips?
Your lips are made of very thin skin, excess fluid retention can be scary looking. Its more noticeable than in other parts of our body that retain fluid. Sun-burned, wind-burned, chapped. dry lips and dehydration are the main cause of swollen lips. Swollen lips aren’t just unsightly, they can be painful and interfere in daily activities. Forget eating that cheeseburger with swollen lips!
Home Remedies To Treat Swollen Lips
Cold is your friend!
Cold is going to be your best, first choice for fighting off those puffy lips. Drinking iced drinks, or applying ice to the lips can help constrict the blood vessels and shrink the swelling. You can also use a cold pack for the eyes, laid across your mouth to ease the swelling. Many drug stores carry the ice packs and they are very inexpensive. Keep one at home and pack one for trips.
The Earth can heal you
There are many, many home remedies to treat swollen lips. Many of those include homeopathic ingredients. Eucalyptus or aloe blended in petroleum jelly can create a soothing lip balm to ease lips that are sun burnt, or suffer from too much partying.
Aloe by itself is very soothing. Keep an Aloe plant nearby for swollen lip relief.
Tea for two!
The are many other simple home remedies such as black tea bags. Seep the tea bag in warm water for a minute and then place the bag on the lips, lay back and enjoy this soothing remedy. If you don’t have black tea, try green tea in a pinch.
Baking Soda has a million uses!
One of the most satisfying and effective remedies for swollen lips is a common cure all from your kitchen. Mix some baking soda in with a small amount of water and create a paste. Rub the paste on your lips and relax. The baking soda actually relieves the lips of their swelling and soothes any burning or chapping.
Getting rid of swollen lips fast!
You may have most of these remedies in your home. Finding an easy way to soothe your pain could be as easy as opening your kitchen cabinet!