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Deep Lip Laceration
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Laceration: if your mom is worried about it, she should have it looked at to see if she needs stitches. ...Read more
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
Definition: a cut on the lipGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
To avoid pain: Could slightly slow healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
This is usual 4-: -such lacerations. No different than when U bite Ur lip. ...Read more
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
Involved in car crash on 15th may.Deep head laceration. Stitched inside and out.Outside stitches removed.Inside stitch is to come out of scar?
NO: Inside stitches made of dissolvable material and go away on their own ...Read more
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