Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
179 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Is it to be concerned about the lump inside the stitches in the lip of a child?

My 5 yr old daughter fell and put her tooth through her lip (a little under her lip). She had 4 dissolvable stiches inside and 4 regular stiches outside. The stiches came out a couple weeks ago and there is a lump that has developed where the wound was. If you push on the inside, the lump gets bigger on the outside and is a white color. Should I take her back in to a dr in case it s an infection?
Mon, 26 Oct 2015
Report Abuse
Ayurveda Specialist 's  Response
This seems a soft tissue infection or accumulated fluid iside wound.

If I were your doctor, I would have insisted upon you to resort to safest non toxic healer of Ayurveda for such problems. Herbal oil IRIMEDADI tel may be applied thrice at least in a day. Allow it to remain there for sometime and spit. If it goes into throat by chance, no harm. It's not palatable.

Also give little turmeric (or Haridra capsules) 1/4 tsp bd with water,, milk or honey to the child. Any infection, swelling, accumulation of fluid would be addressed with perfect healing.

All the best and I hope it's useful for your child.
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

In Mid June I fainted in the bathroom and hit my head on the counter, I bit through the area right under my bottom lip. I received 21 stitches and...