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Doctor insights on: What Can Be Done About A Split Lip

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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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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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My lips are black.What can be done to make them pink naturally?

My lips are black.What can be done to make them pink naturally?

No natural treatment: Dark lips cannot be lightened with any natural means. Best and safest to use lipsticks to alter the color of your lips. ...Read more

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What's to be done about chapped lips?

What's to be done about chapped lips?

Chapped lips: Chapped lips are caused by dryness of the lips. Part of the underlying problem may be that you need to drink more water or fluids. Other than that, you will need to use something that will keep the lips moist. This could be as simple as vaseline or lip balm, medicated or not. Apply frequently until the lips are soft and supple and there is no more cracking. ...Read more

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What's to be done about chapped lips fast?

Chapped lips: If you're licking them, stop immediately, apply aquaphor every hour and some cortisone cream 3 times a day if they're red. ...Read more

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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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Does it hurt to get a lip augmentation done?

Does it hurt to get a lip augmentation done?

It doesn't have to: Lip augmentation can be done with a local or regional anesthetic block similar to what a dentist does for work on teeth. With this anesthetic block you would not feel pain with the procedure. ...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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What can be done for eczema around the lips?

What can be done for eczema around the lips?

Chapped lips: They appear like chapped lips but respond best to a steroid cream ( ask your doctor to prescribe for you) applied 2-3 times per day. ...Read more