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A 22-year-old female asked:

I was trying to squeeze a black head on my lip u eneded uo scratching the skin off my upper lip the scab healed within 3 days and came off but now its area is pink and feels tight i really dont want a scar what should i do?

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Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 41 years experience
I would suggest to use lip balm, it may not guarantee non scarring but should speed healing and reduce scarring. Do not remove the covering just use the lip balm at least twice daily.
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Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 56 years experience
Keep area clean and use an astringent to clean it off. Put VASOLINE on lip to protect area and lip will heal soon.
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Last updated Mar 2, 2022

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