Swollen lips: why it happens and how to solve the problem

The main causes and the best natural DIY remedies to get rid of the pain and the swelling.

It is quite common to have swollen lips: it can happen in any moment. In some cases, you can also feel pain and see reddenings for a few days, while in others can be a temporary situation.

In case of food or lipstick allergies, probably the swelling will last for some minutes or for a few hours – it depends on how long your lips came into contact with the food/product. Instead, when the swelling is caused by a herpes, the healing period can last longer.

However, thanks to some of grandma’s old remedies you can quickly soothe the pain and the burning feeling. Let’s see how to prepare them by using only natural products that everyone of us has at home!

Causes of swollen lips

Allergies are among the first causes of sudden lip swelling and burning. They can be triggered by something you ate, or by spicy foods. Insect bites can also cause this problem, especially in summer.

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Another possible cause is lip herpes. It usually happens when the immune system is stressed (in case of flue, stress or cold, for example). Cosmetics can also be responsible of lip swelling. Therefore, be careful and do not use low quality or expired lipsticks, always read the label for the ingredients and store them in the right way.

Did you know that, during pregnancy, your lips can swell? But you do not need to worry! In fact, it is completely normal. Moreover, according to someone, swollen lips mean a forthcoming delivery. However, if the situation persists, we suggest to see your doctor.

Swollen lips: remedies

For a quick remedy, you can use ice. Put some ice cubes in a kitchen cloth and place it on the swollen lips for about 5 minutes. Pause for 2 minutes and repear for 2 or 3 times.

Another amazing remedy is aloe vera. Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it helps soothing the burning feeling. Use the aloe leaf gel and massage it where it hurts.

A classic method to solve the problem of swollen lips is a mix with baking soda, very helpful in case of insect bites or allergies. Mix a tablespoon of this product with a few drops of water until creamy, then apply it on your lips. Let it act for 10 minutes, then rinse with fresh water.

ultimo aggiornamento: 25-07-2019

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