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Doctor insights on: How Long For Lip Stitches To Heal

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Lip got split in half from fight can it heal without stitches?

Lip got split in half from fight can it heal without stitches?

Depends how deep: If it's not split too deep or wide then it can heal on its own. If the bleeding stops and doesn't keep restarting it should be O.K. Otherwise see your dentist or physician. ...Read more

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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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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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Got stitches on lip 11 days ago. Stitches have been removed but the area is still swollen. Why? Is that normal? How long before swelling goes down?

Normal!: Absolutely normal, swelling is how the body heals and the lip shows swelling more than most places on the body. It can take weeks for most swelling to resolve, months before it is gone. ...Read more

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I have a deep cut above my upper lip on the outside and inside. No stitches were required. How long will my lip be swollen? Can I clean it with water

Deep lip cut: Whether stitches are 'required' is a matter of surgical opinion. Any deep cut on both the inside and outside of a lip which are in the same area must be assumed to be 'through and through' and therefore must be carefully evaluated--and likely closed with stitches. There is a misconception that 'stitches' are somehow bad and that 'avoidance' of them is best. This is bad reasoning. ...Read more

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I got hit last week and got a cut to my upper lip and moustache area without getting stitches. How can it heal without scar?

I got hit last week and got a cut to my upper lip and moustache area without getting stitches. How can it heal without scar?

Is the cut lined up?: As long as there's not infection and the edges of the wound line up then there's a good chance that it will heal with less scarring. If any doubt best to get a doctor or nurse to check it. ...Read more

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How long before I can wash my head wound with 5 stitches?

How long before I can wash my head wound with 5 stitches?

A week: As long as it is clean water you will be fine after a week. The stitches are usually removed after 7-10 days if the wound is healing properly. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my head I had fallen and hit my head. I can pull it open and it's about 2 eights of an inch long, do I need stitches?

I have a cut on my head I had fallen and hit my head. I can pull it open and it's about 2 eights of an inch long, do I need stitches?

Probably not: 2/8=1/4" not very long, and if the 2 borders are close to each other then serous fluid will likely glue the skin back together. I sometimes use superglue or cyanocrylate to to close the small wound. ...Read more

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Child split lip will require stitches or no?

Maybe, maybe not: Generally, if the cut is limited to the red of the lips, it is ususlly left open to self heal. Bacteriostatic factors in saliva keep it from festering. If the cut crosses over into the junction between facial skin and the red, stitches may be needed to line up the edges and prevent healing in a jaged line. ...Read more

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Why is my lip wound still open after stitches removed?

Why is my lip wound still open after stitches removed?

If it: Opened again completely then the sutures were removed too soon or you accidentally re-traumatized the area before healing matured or both. ...Read more

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Hi! My sibling hit his lip. There's a cut, how do I know if he needs stitches?

Hi! My sibling hit his lip. There's a cut, how do I know if he needs stitches?

Clinical: Judgment. If the laceration is deep or bleeding persist get it examined. ...Read more

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Infected lip stitch, any help?

Remove?: If infected, it probably needs removing, but you should speak to your provider. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to stitch inside your lip?

Yes: It is easy to stitch the inside of the lip. Only necessary if it is a deep laceration as it usually heals on its own fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

Will vaseline help the recovery time of a stitched lip?

In addition,: Covering the stitch with vaseline, Will allow the wound to heal from the inside, will prevent drying and subsequently produce less visible scarring ...Read more

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I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

I have a couple small cuts on my inner lip where I used to have stitches at last year. It's pretty tough to eat. It's been 4 days. Should I let it be?

Bleeding?: If you are bleeding, try placing a slightly moist tea bag (black tea or orange pekoe tea, not green, herbal tea) onto the cuts and hold with moderate pressure for 20 minutes. This should significantly reduce the bleeding, if not successful seek dental/ medical help. Soft or liquid diet for a few days. ...Read more

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I got 3 stitches over my lip, will it leave a scar?

I got 3 stitches over my lip, will it leave a scar?

Yes but likely small: If all your wound required was 3 stitches it is likely to be a very small but permanent scar. Avoiding excessive tension for 3 weeks may help to limit the scar width. Use sunblock and avoid tobacco use. Silicone gel strips or cream may also help. ...Read more

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I Have stitches on my lip three days ago how do I reduce the swelling?

I Have stitches on my lip three days ago how do I reduce the swelling?

RICE Therapy: RICE is an acronym for treatments used to reduce swelling after an injury. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compresion and Elevation. While it is not practical to compress your lip, the other three still apply. Time is also on your side, as the swelling should be peaking, and will begin to subside as your healing progresses. If the swelling/pain continues to increase, get in touch with your physician. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use oragel to treat pain on a lip wound that has stitches?

Is it safe to use oragel to treat pain on a lip wound that has stitches?

Yes...Carefully: Oragel is a numbing cream. That's all. If you have a lip wound with stitches, it's rare that it would be painful for more than a day or so. However, if you need to, you can carefully apply a small dab with a clean Q-tip, and it should be safe. Don't apply too much pressure, and don't disturb the stitches. If the wound is still bleeding or oozing, then don't apply anything...wait for healing. ...Read more

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I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

I got stitches in my inner lip yesterday when will the swelling go down?

2-3 days: In 2-3 days swelling will start to go down. Should be a little less every day after that. Did you discuss this with your Dentist? Were you given instructions about compresses? Were you given anti-inflammatories? ...Read more

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Got punched and cut my bottom lip I got stitches its been for day right bottom feels really hard?

Got punched and cut my bottom lip I got stitches its been for day right bottom feels really hard?

Inflammation: Inflammation secondary to the trauma, should go away. Give it time unless there is pus and extreme swelling like an infection then you need attention see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bottom lip keep swelling stitches in it years ago sunburd them this summer wake up swollen every couple days then gone?

Lip, stitches: You could be having scar tissue there and it should get better over a year. Or a stitch is still there and that will make its way out unless it is a dissolvable type. ...Read more

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Busted my lip open and the hospital has said it needs stitches but I can't handle needles so I've refused them. What could happen?

Unsightly scar: The key is whether the split crosses the vermillion border (where the red part attaches to the skin). If it heals, which it will, poorly, you will be unhappy with the appearance. Unless it is bleeding, the result will be more cosmetic. However, if it is serious enough to need stitches, they can use numbing cream before the needle stick to make it less painful. ...Read more

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Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

Yesterday morning I had a mucocele in my lower right lip removed. My lip is swollen from stitches and it's hard to eat; when will swelling go down?

About: About 48-72 hours after the surgery. Cold compresses for the first 24-36 hours, then warm compresses. Ibuproferin or aspirin will help bring down swelling, Tylenol will not. You'll see noticeable improvement when stitches removed. ...Read more

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Got a freckle off my bottom lip today. It is extremely swollen. I have alot of stitches now and I was wondering if I can bring down the swelling?

Got a freckle off my bottom lip today. It is extremely swollen. I have alot of stitches now and I was wondering if I can bring down the swelling?

Ice: Use and ice pack wrapped in a towel or washcloth for 15-20 minutes every 4 hours. That will help control swelling. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more