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Doctor insights on: Deep Lip Laceration

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My mom got a deep lip laceration, what to do?

My mom got a deep lip laceration, what to do?

See a doctor: You may want to consult your dentist or see an oral surgeon or plastic surgeon for treatment. ...Read more

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My mom got a deep lip laceration. Should I be worried?

Laceration: If your mom is worried about it, she should have it looked at to see if she needs stitches. ...Read more

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How to help if my mom got a deep lip laceration & I'm anxious?

How to help if my mom got a deep lip laceration & I'm anxious?

Hi to ER now.: It will be best to convince your mom to go to the ER to get her lip examined and treated. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does it take a lip laceration to heal?

Difficult to say: I have no idea of the size/depth/mechanism of the injury or how it was treated. If you have a small lac that was closed you should be able to get back to your life short of kickboxing. If the wound wasn't closed and you are waiting for secondary healing, it would take weeks to months. Scars take a minimum of 1 year to be in there final state (use sunscreen). If you smoke all will take longer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lip laceration?

What is the treatment for lip laceration?

I hope its small: Most small, clean lip lacerations need no intervention, especially inside the lip. Lacerations of the outside are more likely to need suturing especially if they cross the border of the lip into surrounding skin. If in doubt check with an urgent care center. They may also recommend a tetanus booster. If caused by teeth a dentist may need to inspect for broken teeth. ...Read more

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17mo boy with 1/2in inner lower lip laceration, no active bleeding. Wheb it heals, will the lip be deformed?

It depends: If the lip laceration is exclusive to the inner lip, likely to heal without deformity. If lip laceration goes from inner lip to outer lip scarring is possible. Follow up with child's doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is lip laceration likely to scar?

Is lip laceration likely to scar?

Depends: All wounds heal by scar formation, but abnormal or thick scarring is somewhat unusual around the lip. The location on the lip and whether the wound was closed, or allowed to heal by itself, can also affect the scar quality. ...Read more

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My tooth went through my lip (lip laceration). How do I treat this?

See a physician: Your wound may need suturing, and an antibiotic might be in order since debris from your mouth and bacteria could have been introduced into the soft tissues. ...Read more

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My tooth went through my lip and I got a lip laceration. How do I care for it?

Physician/dentist: I would see a dentist or physician. You may need stitches or an antibiotic. I don't know how severe the wound is. If it's a small cut, it will heal on its own. If bigger or deeper, see a professional! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my tooth went through my lip, lip laceration. How do I care for it?

ER or dentist: The laceration might need suturing and you might need antibiotics since bacteria and debris were introduced into the soft tissue. ...Read more

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Hit with a baseball and now have a lip laceration, will this scar?

Hit with a baseball and now have a lip laceration, will this scar?

Not necessarily: Some lip lacerations will result in visible scars and some will not. See a plastic surgeon if the scar is disfiguring or the treatment resulted in a scar.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a lip laceration from surfing. How can I boost my immune system instead of taking amoxicillin?

I have a lip laceration from surfing. How can I boost my immune system instead of taking amoxicillin?

Why amoxicillin: A laceration is not necessarily an infection, and in the absence of any evidence of overt infection you should not be taking amoxicillin.
Unless you have some underlying disorder of your immune function it does not need "boosting", if there is such a thing. Let this heal normally and do not take unnecessary medications. ...Read more

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Will lip lacerations heal ok on their own?

Depends: If you are otherwise healthy, most laceration can heal on their own, but they will do so with more scar when healing in this way. This is usually tolerable if the laceration is on the inner surface of the lip than on a portion that is more visible. ...Read more

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Would lip lacerations heal on their own?

Would lip lacerations heal on their own?

Yes and No: All wounds heal by themselves, however the quality and quantity of the scar may be improved by placing sutures, especially on the lip. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an infected severe laceration on an infected lip after surgery that is two weeks old?

Lip infections: Interestingly, infections in injuries to the face are uncommon. This is because the face (including the lips) is highly vascular. So, although infections are uncommon, it should be said that your severe lip laceration may be infected despite the facts listed above. Get checked by a physician and examined--it's the only way to know if your lip is infected or not! ...Read more

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