Lip biting is very common, according to the American College of Prosthodontists, and the best way to cure it is with warm salt water and time. An individual can also apply ice to the area to reduce swelling.Continue Reading
The Healing Oceans Family Wellness Center advises mixing 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of salt with a cup of warm water to make an effective salt water rinse for the mouth. Swishing the water for about 30 seconds and then spitting it out cleanses the bite. An individual can repeat this several times a day, if needed. To use ice for the lips, one can use an over-the-counter ice pack or make his own. The individual should be sure, however, to avoid placing the ice directly on the lips. Instead, the ice should be wrapped in a towel before application.
A bitten lip heals naturally in most cases and is an accident in many instances. However, some may suffer from a chronic condition in which they cannot control lip biting. Over time, Simple Steps Dental says that this condition can lead to dry, peeling and sore lips. In order to stop this condition, an individual should be made aware of this habit, and he stops over time. Others may need to work with a dentist or a psychologist in order to stop biting.Learn more about Wounds & Bruises
Stanford Children's Health states that to heal a split lip, the wound needs to be washed daily, kept dry and treated with ice to help with swelling. Once the cut has healed over, sunscreen can be applied each day to minimize scarring.Full Answer >
Put pressure on a cut lip to stop the bleeding according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Wash the cut area with soap and water, but do not scrub the wound. Dirt left in the wound during healing causes scaring at the site of injury.Full Answer >
The treatment regimen required to heal a swollen lip and face depends on the cause of the swelling. If a lip or face is swollen due to a facial fracture, decongestants and steroids can help to minimize swelling of the face and sinuses, according to Drugs.com. Swelling can also be alleviated with the application of ice packs to the affected areas.Full Answer >
The first step to treating any lip injury is to stop bleeding by applying pressure, according to the University of Rochester Medical Center. Because the lips have a large blood supply, lip cuts tend to bleed excessively. If the injury is on the outside of the lip, clean the area well, and apply an antiseptic spray or lotion. For cuts inside the lip, simply rinse the mouth to remove any particles.Full Answer >