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Suggest treatment for Lacerated wound on lips - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-Feb-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:i need help for my 1 year old son
User:my son fell while walking, is upper lip was bleeding after that,it stopped now
User:do we need to apply any ointmnet or any medications for that?
Doctor:Have you seen a doctor?
User:nope, it just happened few mins back
User:he is playing again, do we need to visit a dr for this?
Doctor:It is important to note if there is lacerated wound?
Doctor:Lacerated wound or cuts will require suturing.
Doctor:If there is no laceration and it was only a minor wound, you need not apply any ointment.
Doctor:Without an opportunity to examine the wound, I am unable to provide you with a good solution.
Doctor:Therefore I present to you two options
Doctor:1. Get to a doctor who can confirm the nature of wound.
Doctor:If there is no break in the mucosa (skin) it doesn't need any medical intervention.
Doctor:2. Alternatively, you can wait and observe
Doctor:consult a doctor if it bleeds again or he develops swelling at the site.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:okie dr, thank you
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no dr
Doctor:You can chat with us again if you have any more questions
Doctor:I hope I have addressed your concerns.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:Thank you
Doctor:Bye for now
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