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What's the safest way to treat puncture wound of the lip?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See physician
Important to see a doctor to evaluate the damage and wound.
Initial cleaning, rinsing and irrigating with dilute peroxide (about 50% dilution), cover outside with antibiotic ointment and place damp wash cloth/ice to site. Then seek medical examination with your doctor or an urgent care facility. They will further clean, remove debris, and may give vaccination/antibiotic therapy.

In brief: See physician
Important to see a doctor to evaluate the damage and wound.
Initial cleaning, rinsing and irrigating with dilute peroxide (about 50% dilution), cover outside with antibiotic ointment and place damp wash cloth/ice to site. Then seek medical examination with your doctor or an urgent care facility. They will further clean, remove debris, and may give vaccination/antibiotic therapy.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Clean,tetanus
If you have not tetanus shot in 5 years see md.
Otherwise clean wound and watch for sign of infection. Rhis will leave a s at which can be repaired by suturing initially or by laser later.

In brief: Clean,tetanus
If you have not tetanus shot in 5 years see md.
Otherwise clean wound and watch for sign of infection. Rhis will leave a s at which can be repaired by suturing initially or by laser later.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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