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A 49-year-old member asked:

on average, how long will a minor wound on lip last?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Natural process: 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 20-year-old male asked:

I have a firm bubble like lump in the left side of my lower lip it appeared after my lip was healing from an open wound due to a baseball bat incident?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Mucocele: It could be a mucocele. These are usually found on the lower lip can form after trauma. Some go away on their own, while some get too big or persist and have to be drained/surgically removed. If it's not improving after a week or two, you should get it checked out by your doc and see if they have any recs. Best of luck.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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