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What Do I Do For A Puncture Wound Of Lip
Superfast healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Lip Puncture Wound: Get it evaluated in an er or urgent care. History and physical are required to assess for deep structure involvement, retention of foreign bodies, possible neurovascular damage, possible radiologic evaluation, updating tetanus status, etc. No other treatment may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Exactly: It means he has an injury that caused a hole in his lip. Usually caused by a sharp pointy object (like a tooth), or something that stabbed him, like a pin or knife. ...Read more
Depends.: Most puncture wounds to the lip will generally heal on their own unless there is a significant tear or laceration that requires suturing. The only "alternative" to suturing is allowing healing to take place similar to a scab if one were to fall and scrape one's knee. It is important to make sure that tetanus is up to date and to look out for signs of infection: redness, swelling and/or pain. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hole: A traumatic hole not linear laceration or tear created by a sharp object such as a tooth or ice pick or tooth pick they should not be closed ...Read more
Maybe I worry too much, but I want to know how puncture wound of the mouth will affect my child's overall health.?
Varies by severity: Themouth is commonly exposed to trauma and is therefore accustomed and well suited to uneventful healing in instances of minor trauma. In the event of more extensive trauma, meticulous repair will likely minimize deformity or loss of function. Tissue loss or electrical injuries or thermal burns are more likely to result in long term deformity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7-14 days: It depends on how bad or big or deep the wound. It usually take 1-2 weeks if that is bigger than 1 cm in diameter and not deeper than 2mm in depth. ...Read more
Puncture Wound: Puncture wounds should be addressed by any doctor competent with wound care. Usually, plastic surgeons are good choices. The wound should be cleansed several times per day, antibiotic ointment should be applied, and the wound may even need to have packing changed several times daily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red +/- scab: It depends on the size and depth of the puncture wound; a small puncture may have some light, thin drainage and a faint red ring around the wound and a small scab over the top. A large puncture needs to heal from the base up. If it covers with a scab too soon, it may become fluctuant (mushy) and develop into an abscess. Deep puncture wounds (greater than 0.5cm) need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more
Depends on...: Lots of different things, most of which can only be defined when you are examined by a knowledgeable physician. You need to make sure your tetanus immunization status is up-to-date. It needs to be determined whether or not there is evidence of damage to tendons, nerves, blood vessels or joints. If you feel it is not healing normally, see a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go to doctor!: Fever, pus from the puncture wound, swelling/redness that's worsening, pain that is unusual or out of proportion, bleeding, ...If in doubt , call your doctor. These symptoms may mean your infection is getting worse, and may require surgical debrided net or IV antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on cause: Cause is important. Site must be examined carefully for foreign materials, cleaned very thoroughly, any dead tissue removed from the full depth of the wound. Best to see physician due to risks of infection and problems. Immediately do your best to clean, rinse, perhaps use peroxide (dilute to 1/2 strgth), cover with antibiotic ointment and dressing and see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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