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Split Lip Stitches
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
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
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
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 fell and split the front of my head open resulting in 6 stitches 8 days ago. I am feeling really tired, is this normal? No x-rays were taken.
Head contusion: Sorry for your accident. After even a mild concussion do not do activities that can compromise your health and cause further head injury. Avoid tasks that require concentration or complicated thinking. Schedule an appointment with your PCP for evaluation and imaging. Also follow the advice of your health care provider. Be well. ...Read more
My two year old split the top of her mouth open and the ER used the glue instead of stitches is it normal to be swollen?
Clinical : Judgment. If the laceration is deep or bleeding persist get it examined. ...Read more
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.
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
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
Poss. infection: May be a possible infection. See your doctor o whoever stitched your lip. ...Read more
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
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
Got punched and cut my bottom lip I got stitches its been for day right bottom feels really hard ?
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
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
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
I can't get an answer on this...just had 3 small stitches removed above my lip, is it ok to use my Gillette fusion razor to shave there now?
Had stitches above top lip years ago is there a cream to reduce appearance of the depth of scar as when light hits it wrong it shows too much?
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?
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
My lip got socked lastnight I got stitches on my lip and now my lip is swollen n very painful in that area cant take ibupro due to caffeine sensetiv?
2days back dr did a lip cyst removal surgery. 2 stitches are there. Now in surrounding area there is blod clot. Bigger than cyst area. Pls suggest.
Blood blister: You appear to have a postop hematoma which is a collection of blood in the assist from surgery from small vessels which have been traumatized. Sometimes the blood can reabsorb over time but this takes a while it may be a good idea to have a doctor remove the blood and drain this blood and clotted blood. ...Read more
1 day ago my uper lip were cut deeply and a little deep cut on cheek too.. got 40 stitches on lip and cheek. How the stiches scar will disappear? It w
Scars & VitaminE: First ask your doctor about scarring. AFTER the wound has COMPLETELY healed you and use Vitamin E. Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin E oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. Peace and good health. ...Read more