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Fell had an upper left lip laceration. Light numbness and hotness on lip. Is this normal?

hi there my mum had a lip laceration on upper left lip that requires stitches. she had a fall 3 weeks ago. the stitches now removed and been one week. these few days, she felt slight numbness on her face and abit hotness on the this normal? i am very worried. the lip is starting to heal but there is still slight opening which i believe is a scar .
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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Burning sensation and numbness is normally seen as part of healing process especially in a wound over face and lip as this area has a lot of cutaneous nerves. Slight opening or gaping even after 3 weeks might be a complication. You may get a plastic surgeon's opinion to assess the scar and if required after assessment can be primed and re sutured.
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