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Is Mometasone Furoate effective in treatment of skin burn on lips?

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: Hi.. I've burned the top of my lip badly drinking hot tea. It was numb for a day is still a little swollen, very red and has formed a scab. Would mometasone furoate cream be helpful?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes would help to reduce inflammation

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The residual swelling would be due to inflammation that occurred as a result of the burn though infection can result in swelling as well.

You can add the use of the steroid cream (mometasone) to the silver sulfadiazine.

The mometasone would help reduce the inflammation. If possible you can add an oral anti inflammatory pain killer. It may not be painful at this point but the anti inflammatory effects of these medications may help if the inflammation is still significant.

Examples are naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin.

The silver sulfadiazine has anti bacterial properties so you may not need to use the neosporin in addition to it. It is used to help treat and prevent infections in burns.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions
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Is Mometasone Furoate effective in treatment of skin burn on lips?

Brief Answer: yes would help to reduce inflammation Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The residual swelling would be due to inflammation that occurred as a result of the burn though infection can result in swelling as well. You can add the use of the steroid cream (mometasone) to the silver sulfadiazine. The mometasone would help reduce the inflammation. If possible you can add an oral anti inflammatory pain killer. It may not be painful at this point but the anti inflammatory effects of these medications may help if the inflammation is still significant. Examples are naproxen, ibuprofen, aspirin. The silver sulfadiazine has anti bacterial properties so you may not need to use the neosporin in addition to it. It is used to help treat and prevent infections in burns. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any additional questions