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A 23-year-old member asked:

theres a spot on my lip thats always dry and peeling and i find little cuts inside my lower lip ?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Screen for cancer: Chronic dry peeling appearing lesion with cracked lips may be an early sign of skin cancer from too much sun exposure. Get this checked out by your physician or dermatologist.
Dr. Richard Galitz
Facial Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Oral problems: These could be from dry mouth and the treatment is to get an artificial saliva preparation at the drug store.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

I have a small cut from shaving on my upper lip. How do I keep it from getting infected?

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Dr. M. Jan
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Family Medicine 66 years experience
Very easy: Wash with water, keep it clean, and apply triple antibiotic ointment twice daily.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Help! i've has a horrible papercut-like cut in the center of my bottom lip that wont heal! what should I do?

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Dr. Robert Berg
Dentistry 49 years experience
Cut lip: Since the skin is so thin and the lips are constantly moving a split lip oesn't heal easily. Keep it well moisturized.
A 31-year-old member asked:

I was wondering how i could heal a cut lip?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Superfast 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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A 49-year-old female asked:

I have a cut at the corner of my lip what. Does that mean maybe cause its dry a lot pleaz help?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Lip issue: Dryness of the lip can definitely contribute to your lips getting cracked and cut on. Without further history, i cannot tell you more. Making sure you apply ample lip lubrication is important to prevent further dryness and chapping.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What should I do when you cut your lip on a bracket?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Lip balms are all essentially similar and so there is no magic balm. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course.

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