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Suggest treatment for wound in the lips

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: hi doc good evening My mother got lip bite couple of days back while having food and now the wound wont dry up. I have been prescribed metrogyl DG gel what medicine can i give her
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can use metrogyl DG.

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thank you for asking HCM.

I have gone through your query. You can wash the wound with hydrogen peroxide and then saline. After that can apply metrogyl DG gel.

But if swelling and redness or discoloration is there then approach your doctor for systemic antibiotic therapy. I would suggest Co-amoxiclav for such case. Taking vitamic C and B complex along with this will be helpful also.

Also check her blood sugar levels.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Nishad BN (51 minutes later)
what are the dosages of Co-amoxiclav i mean how many tablets a day and which vitamic C and B complex tablets u suggest....does she needs to take both vitamic C and B complex?
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Co-amoxiclav is a prescription medicine(antibiotic).

Detailed Answer:
Hi and welcome.

Thank you for your follow up query.

Vitamin C can be taken as chewable form which is available in pharmacy as over the counter. Vitamin B complex also is also available as over the counter. You can get the combination form also. You can ask these from your pharmacy.

Co-amoxiclav is a prescription antibiotic. You can ask your GP for that. I usually give 625mg twice daily for 5 days for such cases.

Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear.
Thanks.
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Suggest treatment for wound in the lips

Brief Answer: You can use metrogyl DG. Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking HCM. I have gone through your query. You can wash the wound with hydrogen peroxide and then saline. After that can apply metrogyl DG gel. But if swelling and redness or discoloration is there then approach your doctor for systemic antibiotic therapy. I would suggest Co-amoxiclav for such case. Taking vitamic C and B complex along with this will be helpful also. Also check her blood sugar levels. Hope this may help you. Let me know if anything not clear. Thanks.