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You know when you bite your cheek while eating and you get that blister thing? what can you do to heal it?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics 41 years experience
Cheek bite: If it s the size of a pumpkin seed and is not healing you should see your doctor. At home remedies for mild bites are applying a past of baking soda an mylanta ove rthe ulcerated area three to four times a day. Your docotr could also give you a local anestehetic to apply voer it. Buccal lesions usulaly heal fast but if it is not it is concerning, so see md asap.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course.

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Last updated Jul 28, 2013

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