How To Deal With Wounds On The Upper Lip?
, yesterday I just woke up and suddenly my upper lip had a wound like a cockroach crushed. What should I do?? And how to treat it should be like?
Hello, good morning, Mr. Yadie.
Sores on the upper lip can be caused by several possibilities, including:
Insect bite wounds that cause skin inflammation (dermatitis venenata) contact dermatitis (eczema) viral infections such as herpes simplex or herpes zoster fungal infections of the facial skin fixed drug eruptions, namely abnormalities in the skin due to allergies to a drug etc. It is very difficult to diagnose a negligence of the skin without checking it directly, therefore we highly recommend that you have your condition checked by a doctor. The doctor will conduct a complaint exploration, general physical examination, skin examination, and supporting examinations if necessary (such as skin lab examination). After the diagnosis is known, the appropriate drug can be found.
Meanwhile, while waiting for your schedule to see a doctor, here are some suggestions that you can do:
maintain personal hygiene, so you can still take a shower and wash the wound slowly with clean water and dry it with a clean cloth, avoid scratching or touching the area of the lip that is injured, do not apply any medicine or ointment to the wound until you go to the doctor to do a cold compress using a clean thin cloth if it feels hot / painful be aware of any signs of allergies (for example due to bee stings), such as redness of the skin, swelling of the lips and eyes, hoarseness of the voice, and shortness of breath . If this happens, consult the nearest emergency room immediately
That's all, I hope this helps
Greetings, dr. Denisa