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what can i put on a busted lip

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
A GENERIC TOPICAL : Antibiotic if the skin has a cut on it, ice, Ibuprofen for pain.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schleimer
37 years experience Orthodontics
Sure: Not only will the ice reduce swelling from the traumatic cause of the split, but the cold constricts blood vessels and greatly reduces or stops the bl ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Keep it clean: Keep the area clean, and time should heal the area. If you get feverish, sore in the area, an abscess forms etc, and it appears to be getting infecte ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Vaseline: Vaseline would be fine. Is the baby drinking normally and making a normal number of wet diapers? Dry lips in a child can sometimes be a sign of dehydr ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Sabean
50 years experience Dermatology
Various: For treatment of an open pimple you can use rubbing alcohol, benzoyl peroxide gel, topical clindamycin, topical erythromycin, topical tretinoin, even ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more info: There are many different types of lip bumps with treatment depending on what the lump is. Suggest seeing dermatologist.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
? Herpes oralis: It could be a herpetic lesion, though without it being seen, cannot tell. If is , your doctor can order medication to abort it.
A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Try: Try Orabase or Orajel. Make sure it's the variety that contains Benzocaine. Dab onto sore spot with a Q-tip. If lesion is not gone in 7-10 days cal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Tincture of time.: Small cuts in the mouth heal pretty fast. Avoid irritating foods and drink. Rinse with a little salt water 4 times a day. Keep brushing and flossing. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Cold things: Cool cold things ( ice pops etc). You can also use oragel, it will numb it but only for a shor time. Otherwise time will heal it.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Hoffman
13 years experience Dentistry
Palliative Only: Orabase will not help the cold sore, except alleviating mild discomfort. What you need for a cold sore (which is the herpes simplex virus) is anti-vi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Cold sore?: You may have a cold sore(Herpes labalis). For information on this see > http://bit.ly/1EWvFIB If the swelling is severe or your not sure it's a co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Keep the area clean: Lip biting can be taken care by keeping the area clean to protect from bacterial infection. You should make an followed up appointment at the dentist ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nothing: may have had an irritant reaction to the cream. if the lesion is not worsening, I suggest leaving it alone. Drink adequate water and avoid alcohol t ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
MRSA Skin infections: There is an epidemic of dangerous drug resistant staph infections sweeping the globe. I have seen hundreds of these infections in the past five years ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Lip Swelling: Ice is considered as the best methods used for healing lip piercing. You can place an ice pack directly on the swollen area for some time and repeat t ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Shaw
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Toothpaste?: Could be from toothpaste but is unusual. Do you think you might have been exposed to herpes simplex virus. Kissed a boy with a cold sore recently? Or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Staph infection: This infection needs urgent medical attention. You do not treat a burst abscess and staph infection topically.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Usually: It is better to remove it with a comedone extractor but duac BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) Retin-A etc could be used also.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Darryl Blinski
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infected cyst on lip: Best to seek Urgent Care visit or see a dermatologist for care.
A male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bruise: Your body will heal the bruise/contusion by going through stages. Try ice, then heat. Watch out for excessive anticoagulants, aspirin, nsaids, etc. Wh ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Let your doc treat: It's called cheilitis. Many possibility: sun induces(like sunburn leading to sun-damage), allergic reaction(contact dermatitis), too dry (leading to ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
35 years experience Wound care
Natural process: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing bloo ... Read More
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