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How Long Scab Lip Stitches Go Away
I fell off my bike and bit my lip no stitches and was put on penicillin just in case. 3 days later it is white w/yellow scabs is this normal healing?
Lip trauma: This sounds like normal healing. There will be some swelling and scabs as the lip heals that will last about a week. Follow up with your doctor if you have any concerns about healing. ...Read more
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I know im not supposed to but when little pressure is applied to huge scab on my head clear fluid comes out and the scabs have now formed from stitche
I got into an accident yesterday, I got about 4 stitches on the inner side of my lip. Wondering how long it will take for swelling to go away?
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
I had a blister on my top lip the blister went away but now I have an ugly scab how can I make it go away faster?
Cold sore!: It sounds like you had a cold sore. If you start antiviral medicines immediately upon presentation, that should limit how ugly it get. Now it is too late! Time is on your side! ...Read more
I busted my lip falling and it scrapped aganist the concrete. As of now, there's a huge scab on my upperlip. How long should it take to heal?
About one week: I would keep the scab moist so it does not crack and should fall off within a week good luck. ...Read more
Picked my scabs on my chin and on my upper lip. What do I do to get the pink skin to go away and prevent scarring?
Normal early on: The pink skin this early on in the healing process is absolutely normal. It is the body's way of healing the area where the scabs were. Give it some time, even a few months, for the redness to improve. I would recommend keeping the area moist with an ointment like aquaphor to prevent scarring in the area. Also, if the redness persists, non-invasive pulsed dye laser can remove redness. ...Read more
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
I have a scab on my lower lip that won't go away. It was a cold sore. It healed but left a scab that's been there for a year now. I?
Evaluation. Scabbing from a cold sore should not last any longer than any scab..... A visit to your Primary Care Provider followed by possible Dermatological (SKIN) Consultation is indicated!
BTW It could be you are PREMATURELY REMOVING the scab with your lips or teeth??? If so that might explain the scab's "persistance"!!!!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Got hit in the face with a softball. Teeth broke skin but no stitches were needed. Bruise is gone but when will the knot in my lip go away.
Knot in lip: Is the knot hard or soft? If it is soft it may take a little more time. If it is hard it may be a bit of scar tissue (fibroma) and may need to be removed. The procedure is simple, takes half an hour or less and may require one suture. See your dentist or oral surgeon for a consultation. ...Read more
I got a spit lip 9 weeks ago that needed stitches and now there is a hard lump scar wich makes my lip look fat. Will that soffen and go away in time?
I got bit by a dog & had stitches on my upper lip. Needed 2 lidocain injections to numb region. 7hours later, still numb. When should numbness go away?
Dog bite: Lidocaine typically wears off within a couple hours deent. The depending on a lot of factors. (+- epinephrine) etc. And sometimes docs will use bupivicaine or ropivicaine which has a longer duration. Still, 7 hours is a bit long for any agent. Its possible the trauma has severed some local nerve branches and you will be numb for weeks/months. The local swelling has to recede before assessment. ...Read more
Punched in the mouth and upper lip is split and swollen, got 3 stitches. How long should it take for swelling to go down (days, weeks?) Any tips?
I got punched and got 5 stitches in my upper lip 2 months ago. Now my lip looks uneven and there is a hard lump scar in the lip. Will that go away?
Without an Exam?: I am sorry but your question requires an examination. Please direct this question to your physician. ...Read more
My cold sore scab came off on its own over a few days. It left a red bump on my lip is this normal? Will it go away and what should I put on it?
I have a cold sore scab above my top lip and it looks horrible! It is so big! Is there ANYWAY to get rid of it or speed the healing process?? Is it true if the cold sore is on skin that it would take 7 DAYS! More longer than a one on your lip? Please help
Keep it moist:
Once you have reached the scab stage, it just has to resolve on it's own. If you keep it moisturized with ointment, it will soften the scab and heal more quickly.
If you have recurrent cold sores, consider having an antiviral onhand (pills and ointment). If you take or apply antivirals as soon as you begin to get symptoms (itching or burning), you can often abort the full blown cold sore. ...Read more
Have open gash about 1.5cm long on face. Don't think need stitches. Keep it moist with Vaseline until body heals, or let it dry and scab over quickly?
Need more info: How deep is the wound.? How old is the wound? Where is it located? Must keep the wound clean. To minimize visible scarring need to see a doctor to see if it can be closed with fine sutures or surgical glue. If it is more than 24-48 hrs old then may have to allow to close on its own. Keeping it clean is very imporant. ...Read more
I have sore hard lumps around the crown and back of my head. They eventually scab over and sometimes go away while others appear. What causes this?
Several options: Without examining you I cannot give you a 100% answer. However, some thoughts are acne keloidalis (sometimes seen with really short haircuts), could also be a form of scalp cellulitis. I would suggest you see a dermatologist who can help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read more
Hi I have a irritation scab on the head of my penis I saw it one day after I masturbated is there anyway itll cure or will it go away on its own?
I get these scabs on my head every now & then. If I peel them off they come back & take a while to go away. Last one heeled but left a dent on my head?
Don't scratch: Get a good shampoo lie selsun and use it. I think it may take a few time s but you will get better. Don't use ANYTHING ELSE on your head ...Read more
I've had the same small scabs on my head for so long I can't even remember. I'm obsessed with picking at them. Is this cancerous? Should I been worried?
Generally; no: Better be checked by a dermatologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
The typical warning symptom for this type of skin cancer is a sore that will not heal and frequently bleeds. Yet, it can take on other forms, like:
flat, scaly patch
oozing, crusty sore,
depression centered bump,
scar looking spot without previous injury
pearly white, waxy bump with tiny blood vessels. ...Read more
I have a scab (used to be a zit) by the corner of my mouth that won't go away. It's been weeks. How can I speed up the healing process?
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
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
For how long does it take for stitches in your mouth to dissolve after your wisdom tooth is cut out of your gum?
3-7 days: Depends on the type of stitch and the thickness of it. Usually 3-7 days. ...Read more
Stitch like pain below breast upper abdomin doesn't stay long at all. Getting over a head cold so have been blowing nose and coughing. Have had for 2?
Pain: I think you are correct. You have irritated your lower chest wall from sneezing. I would anticipate Mathis to resolve as symptoms abate. ...Read more
Two teeth removed and the procedure lasted from anywhere to 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Next day I had a scab on the corner of my mouth which I figured came from having my mouth open for such a long period of time. Picked scab and now have cold sore.?
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