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Bitten lip, white area, stinging, applied Benzocane. Remedy?

Hello, a few days ago while i was eating i bit the inside of my lip. The affected area has become white and stings at times. I have been putting on it an oral pain reliever that has Benzocane 20 percent in it. It is still white and sore, what remedy if any can i get to help heal this faster? I also have used salt , and salt water which stings alot.. please any info would greatly help...
Asked On : Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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thanks for posting your query.
1st i would like to know how deep is the cut?
a) if just a superficial/shallow one.... all you need to do is rinse your mouth with betadine gargles thrice daily or more specifically every time you have food. Also, an antibiotic like ofloxacin with ornidazole twice daily for 3 days, will help to preventing infection(pus formation) in the wound. To eliminate the pain you can take any simple analgesic like paracetamol 500 mg, whenever required instead of benzocaine application,as it may delay healing. It usually takes 5-7 days to heal.
b) if its a deep wound... it is always advisable to suture the wound to shorten the healing time, along with the above said.

I hope i am able to clear your query.
Dr. Vishal Khurana
Answered: Wed, 10 Oct 2012
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