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How To Get Rid Of Scabs On Lips
How do I get rid of a scab on my face that is located right under my bottom lip. It has been there ever since I got hurt and it has created a bump.
See an oral surgeon: Especially if this a non-healing area of the face or lip. ...Read more
Multiple, small, clear fluid filled bumps have appeared on my bottom lip. Have had them before, need to get rid of them before they burst and scab.
See a doctor: You need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment ...Read more
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
I have a huge cold sore scab above my upper lip! It is so huge and I'm afraid people will start staring at it, it's there any where to make the healing process faster or get rid of it all at once? Any home remedies would also be very appreciated. Thank yo
Try topical SSKI/DMSO.
It is totally over the counter, although those with sensitive skin may have trouble with the DMSO. ...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
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Keep ointment on: The most important thing about healing scabs on the face (as well as any other place on the body) is to keep the scab moist with ointment (vaseline petrolatum), don't pick and allow it to fall off naturally. For thick, adherent scabs, sometimes peroxide can be used to soften the scab and allow it to dislodge. See your doctor to see what the best approach would be for you. ...Read more
Surgery: If you truly have lips that are overly large and this is something that you cannot live with, then a properly trained, experienced plastic surgeon can offer you surgical correction of the problem. He or she will discuss all of your optons and pick the right one for you. Please make sure that the surgeon you pick has experience and an artistic sense. But surgery is really your only real option. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Dark spots can be caused by many different things. If you have dry cracking lips, using moisturizer and sunblock can make the dark spots lighter and may go away. Home remedies like lemon juice used on your lips may help. Smoking can cause skin changes and should be stopped. But it could also be a skin cancer. If the dark spots persist, you should have a doctor look at your lips ...Read more
Need to treat until: Do you compulsively lick your lips? Warmer weather will help. Use chapstick or vaseline or aquaphor 10x a day. May need for months. ...Read more
Difficult to answer: Not sure what this redness is caused by? You may have to be more specific or even have a picture available in order to get the most accurate answer. If it's due to irritation, however, a moisturizing agent, such as vaseline, will help heal the area. Also, avoiding the irritant such as certain lip balms/lipsticks, lip licking, will greatly help. Best wishes. ...Read more
Scar treatment gels:
There are several scar treatment otc medications now available.
Your pharmacist could help you.
But verify with your doctor that your wounds have healed enough and are ready for the scar treatments. If the wounds are not healed completely they need to heal first before using scar treatment gels. Also just good skin care may help the skin heal well ie moisturizing, avoiding harsh soaps/detergent. ...Read more
Protect them: It really depends on what you've already done. Often this is due to constantly licking your lips, and there are various methods to get you to stop. However something else could be going on. I'd start with seeing an ENT or dermatologist. ...Read more
Leave alone: Little bumps around the lips are probably sebaceous cysts which are benign and require no treatment if there is no symptoms. If they grow then you need an exam to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Quit smoking: You should stop smoking and the color of your lips will improve. ...Read more
Chapped lips: You can try increasing your fluid intake to make sure you are hydrated. And you can use a lip balm with repeated applications in the day. ...Read more
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