August 29, 2008,
J.B. asks from Oklahoma City, OK on August 27, 2008
M.H. answers from Fayetteville on August 28, 2008
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.
K.S. answers from Fayetteville on August 27, 2008
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. answers from Little Rock on August 28, 2008
Try a little vegetable oil. It speeds the healing
M.M. answers from Huntsville on August 28, 2008
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!
S.M. answers from Tulsa on August 28, 2008
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.
J.T. answers from Oklahoma City on August 29, 2008
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.
H.S. answers from Texarkana on August 28, 2008
Put honey on it. It will heal even faster than with neosporin.
S.S. answers from Oklahoma City on August 28, 2008
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!
C.T. answers from Fayetteville on August 27, 2008
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