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A 48-year-old member asked:

i bit the inside of my lip. how do i treat it?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Allergy and Immunology 51 years experience
No treatment needed!: Biting inside the lips is common. This may look bad; however, it heals on its own.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
Great answer. I agree 100%
Dec 4, 2012

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