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I was wondering how I could heal a cut lip?

I was wondering how I could heal a cut lip?

Superfast healing: 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. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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What can I use to heal a cut up lip from a recent swelling?

What can I use to heal a cut up lip from a recent swelling?

Healing: Lip heals very quickly. Try over the counter triple antibiotic ointment and see plastic surgeon to prevent scarring and infection. ...Read more

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How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

How fast do cut lips heal? Do I use carmex?

Quickly: Lip lacerations heal fairly rapidly. Keep the cut moist with vaseline or neosporin ointment until it heals fully. ...Read more

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How long does a cut take to heal on a lip?

How long does a cut take to heal on a lip?

7-10 days: Usually a cut on the lip will heal in a week or less. If you are deficient in zinc it may take longer. If you are healthy and it is not due to Herpes or some other medical virus 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What can I do to heal a cut on inside of my lip?

What can I do to heal a cut on inside of my lip?

Tincture of time.: Small cuts in the mouth heal pretty fast. Avoid irritating foods and drink. Rinse with a little salt water 4 times a day. Keep brushing and flossing. If increased pain, fever, won't even start to heal at all after 3 days, severe swelling, or cut is very large, go to ER. Tetanus immunization up to date? If not, get one within 72 hours. What happened anyway? When? ...Read more

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How can I heal my lips from cuts I got from wearing my braces?

How can I heal my lips from cuts I got from wearing my braces?

Do the following: Take 1 200mg advil/ibuprofen/motrin every 4 hrs w lots of liquids or food.
Rinse 4x/day w 1tsp salt in 8oz warm water. Swish ; spit out.
Cover your "stickers" with the wax your orthodontic specialist will provide for you.
Dab Benzocaine in orabase onto the sore spots w q-tip. ...Read more

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What would you do to heal many cuts on your lip?

What would you do to heal many cuts on your lip?

EAsy Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there though lip balm may help. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Help! I've has a horrible papercut-like cut in the center of my bottom lip that won't heal! What should I do?

Vaseline: The simplest method to keep your lip moist & allow for normal healing with constant cracking is to apply vaseline as often as necessary throughout the day. Be sure not to keep licking your lip as this just dries it out. If it's over a week & still not healed, see your dentist, physician or a dermatologist to make sure there are no other medical issues than needs addressing. ...Read more

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How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

How many days does it take to heal the wounds on lower lip&inner tissues which was cut during accident&stitches are also done by emergency Dr.

Few days: Wounds in this area usually heals very quickly, as the wound get sealed in few days but full strength takes longer time.
The things that can delay healing are poor nutrition, smoking, wound infection and immune suppressing medications ...Read more

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How long wil it take broken skin or a cut on your lip to heal?

How long wil it take broken skin or a cut on your lip to heal?

Usually a few days.: Unless chronically irritated, chewed, or reinjured, small lip cuts heal within a few days. Keep a small dab of Bacitracin on it to keep it moist and protected (and it keeps you from licking or chewing it--tastes bad). If it doesn't heal or comes back, you might be dealing with something else--have it checked out by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Cut on lip will not heal but re-cracks when I smile. What to do?

Cut on lip will not heal but re-cracks when I smile. What to do?

Possible treatment: If this does not heal with traditional treatments, it could be a sign of herpetic infection, angular stomatitis, actinic chelitis, squamous cell carcinoma and/ or a variety of other etiologies. Treatment requires an accurate diagnosis first. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the inside of my top lip that has been on there for about a couple months and it won't heal. It stings from time to time, especially i?

I have a cut on the inside of my top lip that has been on there for about a couple months and it won't heal. It stings from time to time, especially i?

Oral lesion: Please kindly see a oral surgeon to take a look at the cut and to make sure its not infected and to look at other causes for not healing. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the left lip on the outer part of my vagina--how can I heal it?

I have a cut on the left lip on the outer part of my vagina--how can I heal it?

Time: You did not indicate the cause of the cut or severity. Usually, minor cuts or tears will heal spontaneously without treatment. If the cut is deep and or bleeding, seek medical attention. If caused by an infection or truama seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Hi I feel there's a cut inside the mouth very close to the lips what is the cause? And how do I heal it?

Traumatic injury: Small traumatic wounds in the lips usually heal without any treatment other than cleansing with antiseptic or mouthwash rinses. See your doctor if the wound doesn't heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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From sex, my vagina between the lips on one side it's just puffy and looks like a cut/burn I don't know but it hurts. What do I do to heal it? It's been days

From sex, my vagina between the lips on one side it's just puffy and looks like a cut/burn I don't know but it hurts. What do I do to heal it? It's been days

You're likely right!: Pain inside lips of vagina after sex is likely a small tear or part of the skin rubbed off (abrasion). Puffiness, redness, and tenderness may mean trauma or infection. If you have drainage/pus from this area, see dr. Right away! yeast infection, movement, more sex, or tight underwear can make cuts/abrasions hurt more. Try hot baths, no creams/lotions, see dr to check for infection. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you suggest a home remedy can I use to heal a cut inside my son's mouth/ lip?

Tincture of time: If you do nothing at all, the self healing properties, and enzymes of saliva will promote healing over a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a cut from shaving on the lip of my vagina that won't heal its been there for almost two months, how do I get it to heal?

I have a cut from shaving on the lip of my vagina that won't heal its been there for almost two months, how do I get it to heal?

Zinc & topical silve: Slow wound healing may indicate zinc deficiency. U can take 50mg daily for a mth. Also get silver sol gel or other topical colloidal silver as an antibiotic. Or u could try neosporin. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the outside of my lip that will not go away. I think it came from my razor. I had a scar for days now. What should I use to heal it?

I have a cut on the outside of my lip that will not go away. I think it came from my razor. I had a scar for days now. What should I use to heal it?

Try applying: A VIT E solution (stick a pin in a Vitamin E capsule and squeeze the liquid on to the scar.

Just a thought!

Avoid commercial anti-scar ointments/creams near your mouth!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I had a cut on my lip and I was putting peroxide on it but I learned that kills new skin cells. I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar. Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

I had a cut on my lip and I was putting peroxide on it but I learned that kills new skin cells. I'm now using Mederma for the scar but it doesn't look like it's going to heal the scar. Any other suggestions or is the tissue too dead from the peroxide?

Massage!: Don't beat yourself up too much about the hydrogen peroxide. It does slow healing of wounds, but lips heal so quickly, I doubt you did any harm. Scar massage takes time to work (2-3 months) and it cannot completely erase the scar. It will smooth and soften the scar and improve the color over time. Good luck! ...Read more

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My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?

Try this: If this does not help, then please see a dentist: try putting vitamin e on the cut. To do this you break open a gel cap and put the oily vitamin on the cut several times a day. If it does not go away, have it checked. ...Read more

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