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How fast do cut lips heal Do I use Carmex

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully.

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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
May be lip eczema: Persistent chapped lips can be lip eczema, which may be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream (twice a day for 1 week) plus vaseline or... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Puncture Wound: Hard to tell how deep it was, so estimate is up to two weeks. If it was sutured closed it would have healed much faster.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: He may try you on a topical antibiotic or cortisone paste but there is no magic bullet since we still do not know what is causing them.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Mintzer
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Herpes labilalis: Infections on the lips usually heal very quickly If you have had this presentation for a month, you might have Herpes Simplex I infection which prese... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Chapped lip?: Allergy to lip balm is very uncommon but if it does cause problem, it will likely present with itchy, peeling, swollen , or chapped lips starting 24-7... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Dagan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
U need to see an ENT: A bump on the lip can be a variety of different things. Commonly the mucosal lining of the lip (the red more moist part) contains tiny glands that sec... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Chapped lips: Sure both work very well. You just have to moisturize the lips to get them soft again. Good luck.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
No: But neither does it have any special medicinal properties. Use it if it feels good or tastes good or is not expensive.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
RELAX: If it were toxic, would it be sold for application to the mouth?

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