Red popsicles help reduce the trauma and drama of a bloody lip
Dave has discovered a perfectly good reason to keep the freezer consistently stocked with Haagen-Dazs bars:
Hersch did a face plant and bit his inner lip pretty badly. There was a lot of blood and he wasn't up for letting me take a look, and certainly was in no mood for ice.
So I grabbed a Haagen-Dazs sorbet and yogurt bar. The coldness calmed him down and dramatically reduced the swelling. Also, the fact that the bar was red had the added benefit that he didn't notice it was covered with blood for the first few nibbles.
Related: For the inevitable "bloody mess"