Busted Lip

Updated on August 29, 2008
J.B. asks from Oklahoma City, OK
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My daughter fell at school and has really busted her top lip. The cut itself is mostly on the inside of her lip and has been swollen for nearly 2 days now. Any ideas on helping it heal as soon as possible? Thanks!

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M.H.

answers from Fayetteville on

Put some antibiotic cream on the outer part of the lip. And some Campho Phenique on the inner part with a little ambisol for the pain. My son bit thru his and this made it heel in about 2 days.

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K.S.

answers from Fayetteville on

Our pediatrician always had me steep a tea bag (Lipton or similar), then take it out and let it cool. You then can apply the tea bag to the cut, and the tannins in the tea will heal it very quickly.

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E.M.

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Try a little vegetable oil. It speeds the healing

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M.H.

answers from Fayetteville on

Put some antibiotic cream on the outer part of the lip. And some Campho Phenique on the inner part with a little ambisol for the pain. My son bit thru his and this made it heel in about 2 days.

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A.W.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Just keep putting ice on it and that should help the swelling,and rinse with salt water, the salt should help.

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C.T.

answers from Fayetteville on

My daughter fell on a hardwood floor last winter and busted her top lip, in fact tore the skin that attaches the top lip to the gum (forget what that's called.) We researched and found out that this heals by itself. She looked just awful for about 2 days and it healed pretty quickly with us just keeping it clean.

BTW you can't possible have the best two daughters on the planet-because I have them!! LOL

God Bless!

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S.S.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Colloidal silver is ideal for mouth injuries. A natural antibiotic, it is very soothing and also very healing. Get the liquid at Akin's. Then put a few drops as often as needed on the affected area. Fastest mouth healing ever!

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M.H.

answers from Pine Bluff on

My oldest daughter fell on a concrete floor earlier this year and busted her bottom lip. When I took her to the doctor I thought she was going to need stitches. The doctor said that the mouth heals very quickly by itself. She also told me to cover it in vaseline. This kept it clean and moist while it healed. I would try doing this, it worked for us. You could also give her motrin or tylenol for the pain. Hope this helps.
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J.T.

answers from Oklahoma City on

Call your dentist. They have a medicated oral wash he can prescribe that coats and protects the affected area within the mouth so it can heal.

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S.M.

answers from Tulsa on

Something that might make the cut feel better is to swab some olive oil on it. I have found that olive oil is comforting to scratched gums - it won't hurt like peroxide.

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M.M.

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The mouth is full of bacteria and moisture. It takes a while longer to heal because the area is never dry and you can't put antibiotics on it that will stay -- besides, most say not to use internally. Hang in .... unless it begins to look like heck.

I remember carrying my son to the doctor because I thought his tongue had gangrene -- I saw white slougghing off areas where he had bitten it hard over black spots Just dead skin covering the buising .... looking back on the incident, I know that doctor was laughing hard at my ignorance!

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H.S.

answers from Texarkana on

Put honey on it. It will heal even faster than with neosporin.
Blessings,
H.

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M.F.

answers from Huntsville on

You might try a little warm salt water rinse. Try swabbing the cut with a little peroxide. If it stays swollen and/or shows reddening you might want to call the doctor. She could have an infection at that point. Good luck.