A 35-year-old male asked:
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is it safe to use oragel to treat pain on a lip wound that has stitches?

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Consult doctor: Here is the information sheet: https://www.drugs.com/mtm/orajel.html It does caution use in broken skin as may absorb more although some practitioners are happy for it to be used - varies depending on specialty and country. Safest to consult a doctor, preferably the one who did the stitching.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
Yes...Carefully: Oragel is a numbing cream. That's all. If you have a lip wound with stitches, it's rare that it would be painful for more than a day or so. However, if you need to, you can carefully apply a small dab with a clean Q-tip, and it should be safe. Don't apply too much pressure, and don't disturb the stitches. If the wound is still bleeding or oozing, then don't apply anything...wait for healing.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017

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