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What does it mean when a man has puncture wound of the lip?

What does it mean when a man has puncture wound of the lip?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


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What's the safest way to treat puncture wound of the lip?

What's the safest way to treat puncture wound of the lip?

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 more

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Why are some people more likely to develop puncture wound of the lip than others?

Why are some people more likely to develop puncture wound of the lip than others?

Lack of sensation: Any condition causing diminished sensation of the lips may predispose individuals to lip punctures. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

Are there alternative therapies for puncture wound of the lip?

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 more

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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of puncture wound of the lip?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of puncture wound of the lip?

No need for test: A puncture wound of the lip simply means something has pierced the lip. This is usually obvious on physical exam and requires no further testing. ...Read more

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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 more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for puncture wound of lip?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for puncture wound of lip?

Let me sewe: I am treating on the internet, but her what i do. Clean the wound with antiseptic solution from in and out, I use wound glue to close the wound from out side, continue the cleaning from the inside tell heal, possibly give the tetanus poster if he need it. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for puncture wound of lip, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for puncture wound of lip, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Not if Complex : Although many regular doctors can treat a puncture wound if infected or complex such as underlying muscle injury then see a plastic, ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how i can manage a puncture wound?

Can you tell me how i can manage a puncture wound?

Do not seal: Puncture wounds need to drain as have high potential for infection. They should not be surgically closed. And should be irrigated daily and sometimes packed with a wick to avoid premature closure at the surface. If you see any signs of cellulitis or purulent drainage seek care with your pcp. ...Read more

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Discharge coming from puncture wound, what to do?

Discharge coming from puncture wound, what to do?

Get it evaluated.: When was your last tetanus shot? > 10 years or you don't know - get a tetanus shot. Purulent drainage? Red? Warm? Tender? Swollen? Red streaks? Please have this checked at an er or an acute care clinic. ...Read more

Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more


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