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Suggest Treatment For Swollen Lips From Injury In A Child

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2022
Question: Hi Doctor,

My daughter age 4 years and got fell down while playing. Her lip got injured and it swollen. We have given Combiflam syrup 3ml for pain.
Can you please suggest some medicine for swollen because its too much.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Continue with combiflam syrup, may need antibiotic if cut injury

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I would like to know if there is any associated cut injury inside the lips. In case of cut injury prophylactic antibiotic will be needed to prevent secondary bacterial infection.
I won't get overly worried if cut injury is not there as in such cases even antibiotics will not be needed and medicines to decrease pain and inflammation (like combiflam which contains paracetamol a pain killer and ibuprofen an anti Inflammatory) is sufficient.

The dose of combiflam for 10 kg child is 5 ml per dose and can be given three times a day. Assuming weight of 15 kg of your child aged 4 years the dose should be 6-7.5 ml per dose.
The swelling and pain is due to inflammation(injury to the tissue) and it usually subsides within 2-3 days.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more doubts.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (7 hours later)
Hi Doctor,

Thanks for the detailed answer.

When it got injured it was bleeding and after few minutes its got controlled. Can you pleases some antibiotic and dosage of that.

I have attached new pictured for your reference. Still swelling is same as like before.

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Pradeep Kumar Jain (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You can give Amoxycillin syrup

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I agree that the swelling is same only.
Although I am not able to appreciate really about the cut injury in the attached picture based on history of bleeding there should be some injury and so I would like to give prophylactic antibiotic to prevent any secondary bacterial infection.
As this is prophylaxis only and as such there is no infection any antibiotic can be given. I prefer to give Amoxycillin. The dose is about 25-40 mg per kg per day in two divided dosage for 4-5 days.

I am sorry but here we can't give you the prescription and you have to get it prescribed by a registered pediatrician.

I hope it helps. I shall be glad to help in case you need any.
Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Suggest Treatment For Swollen Lips From Injury In A Child

Brief Answer: Continue with combiflam syrup, may need antibiotic if cut injury Detailed Answer: Hi, I would like to know if there is any associated cut injury inside the lips. In case of cut injury prophylactic antibiotic will be needed to prevent secondary bacterial infection. I won't get overly worried if cut injury is not there as in such cases even antibiotics will not be needed and medicines to decrease pain and inflammation (like combiflam which contains paracetamol a pain killer and ibuprofen an anti Inflammatory) is sufficient. The dose of combiflam for 10 kg child is 5 ml per dose and can be given three times a day. Assuming weight of 15 kg of your child aged 4 years the dose should be 6-7.5 ml per dose. The swelling and pain is due to inflammation(injury to the tissue) and it usually subsides within 2-3 days. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any more doubts. Regards