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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 more
To avoid pain: Could slightly slow healing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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
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
Cut: A laceration is a cut. So a cut in your mouth ...Read more
Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?
Can you tell me what you suggest if the head has been hit and gets laceration, but the bone is unaffected, can there still be subdura hematoma?
Depending: O force of impact, a neurologist could help determine if hematoma formed. ...Read more
Not normal: It could be a few things from pizza burns to some form of pathology. If it does not go away within a week or two, I would suggest a visit to a dentist or oral pathologist. ...Read more
Not usually: Mouth lacerations heal quickly and do not form scabs but if you see scabs see your doctor or dentist. ...Read more
Yes, in at least:
2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time.
Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read more
Is it still bleeding: One cm laceration of the scalp might require a suture or perhaps a skin staple--especially if it is continuing to ooze blood or if the wound is gaping open. Infection of lacerations are a genuine concern, so it may prove worthwhile to have the wound cleansed professionally and evaluated for possible closure. You will sleep better just knowing the wound has been checked out! Must see in < 12 hours. ...Read more
Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read more
Depends on injury: When you have a blunt trauma to the scalp it can be painful for a few days to a week getting better each day. There might be swelling, or a hematoma (bleeding under the skin) which can further prolong the pain. Obviously minor trauma will heal faster than major. Ice can help reduce the swelling, a hematoma is usually self limited and will resolve over time. If concerned go have it checked. ...Read more