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Should i put ice on a split lip?

Should i put ice on a split lip?

Sure: Not only will the ice reduce swelling from the traumatic cause of the split, but the cold constricts blood vessels and greatly reduces or stops the bleeding. And it feels good! ...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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What can be done about a split lip?

What can be done about a split lip?

Split lip: A split lip needs to be repaired by a doctor, particularly if it is deep enough to be into the muscle of the lip. This is done with sutures that can be dissolvable in most cases. A surface abrasion will heal on its own and can be treated with antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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How to help swollen, split lips. They hurt.

How to help swollen, split lips. They hurt.

Help 4 swollen lips: I would not do what ever made them sore anymore. 1. Too much kissing can do it. But if split either it was way too much kissing or you are dehydrated. 2. Can also be due to allergy to meds or cat or shrimp etc with severe reaction so need to go to urgent care to see what else is going on. Unless 1 is the cause. Keep us posted. ...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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How to help swollen, split lips. They hurt. 5 months pregnant and just started.

How to help swollen, split lips. They hurt.
5 months pregnant and just started.

Petroleum jelly: Many product like Vaseline / Chap-stick have moisturizer that will help. Both are safe while pregnant. ...Read more

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Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell. Go to my pcp? Or wait

Passed out monday, hit my head on the ground. Black eye, split lip and lump on my head. Headaches and sensitivity to smell.  Go to my pcp? Or wait

Yes, PCP, or ED: Passing out and hitting your head with a new change in smell, as well as headaches deserves an evaluation. Your split lip may need stitches too. I recommend going your pcp or your local emergency department to review your symptoms and injuries. Passing out syncope) requires a work up. ...Read more

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I split my lip open lifiting up a bicycle and it is pretty deep can I use liquid bandaid?

No: Generally liquid band aide does not work on wet reas. Plus there are many muscles in the lip, so i would have it evaluate. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old split his lip last night and it is swollen and an angry red now. What can I do to make the swelling go down and know it's not infected?

My 1 yr old split his lip last night and it is swollen and an angry red now. What can I do to make the swelling go down and know it's not infected?

Lip: Applying a cool cloth may help or giving him a Popsicle. Make sure his teeth are not affected. If the swelling is looking worse instead of better in 1-2 days, have him seen. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a small cut on my perineum from chaffing when riding my bike - very small like papercut, or like a split on your lip- what can I do to ease the pain (vaseline sudocrem etc)? And how long to heal?

Great blood supply: 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. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. Skin cream may decrease any friction at the site. ...Read more

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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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Tiny white spots inside cheeks & side of lip was split?

Tiny white spots inside cheeks & side of lip was split?

Thrush : Oral candidiasis (Thrush). If still present, will need oral antifungal meds or swish & swallow antifungal solution. Need prescription. ...Read more

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My upper lip was split in two after an accident... the doctors sutured the lip back together but there is severe swelling and pain now after two week?

My upper lip was split in two after an accident... the doctors sutured the lip back together but there is severe swelling and pain now after two week?

See your doctor...: While it may be normal to have some pain after an injury, persistent pain and swelling can be indicative of an infection. Is there any drainage or redness? You should see your doctor to have the repair examined to make sure there is no infection. ...Read more

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Touched a mic with my lips today for split-second at wrk what are the chances of getting something bad I'm not the only one to do that so am curious.

Touched a mic with my lips today for split-second at wrk what are the chances of getting something bad I'm not the only one to do that so am curious.

Don't worry : Our hands touch unclean stuff all day and unknowingly touch our face and even food and lips. The Common cold is commonly transferred from hand to mouth or respiratory drops from people sneezing. We live in an environment full of bacteria and viruses. Stay healthy and your immune system can handle the daily exposures behind the scenes, including your lips touching a microphone. ...Read more

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How come when I get cold sores its a lot worse than most people? My whole top lip swells and my lip splits till it heals.

How come when I get cold sores its a lot worse than most people? My whole top lip swells and my lip splits till it heals.

Everyone is unique: I am sorry to hear that your cold sore outbreaks are especially bad. Some people just have worse outbreaks than others. If you have such severe outbreaks, do your best to avoid stress, and go to your doctor at the first sign of a cold sore. Acyclovir if prescribed within the first 48 hours has been shown to decrease the length and severity of outbreaks. Hope this helps! ...Read more