How to Heal a Busted Lip?
The following are some of the most common questions that come up when it comes to how to heal busted lip:
What do I need for my cracked lip?
You will require a good quality bandage or gauze. You may also use cotton swabs, alcohol wipes, or even your own fingers. If you have any kind of infection such as an STD, herpes, HIV/AIDS etc. then you will want to avoid using anything with alcohol in it.
Can I just put tape over my busted lip?
Tape is not going to protect your lips from further damage. Tape does not provide enough protection against the elements, sun exposure, or other factors that could cause your lips to crack again. Bandages are best because they don’t leave a residue and can be removed easily if needed.
Do I need to go see a doctor?
No, there are no medical conditions that would warrant seeing a physician. However, if you have any type of skin condition (such as eczema), then you may want to consult with your dermatologist before proceeding.
Will applying moisturizer prevent my lips from cracking again?
Yes, moisturizing your lips will help them stay hydrated and keep them supple.
What can I do to prevent my lips from cracking in the future?
You should always use a lip balm or petroleum jelly when going outdoors. Drink plenty of water and always make sure to wear sunscreen on your lips.
My cut on my lip is bleeding, what do I do?
Apply pressure to the wound with a clean cloth. If the bleeding does not stop, then you may need to see a physician.
My cut lip is swollen, what do I do?
Apply an ice pack to reduce swelling. Take an over the counter pain reliever such as Advil or Tylenol. Avoid taking aspirin or any other blood thinners.
My lip feels weak and numb, what do I do?
You will need to take an over the counter pain reliever and apply warm washcloths to your lip.
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