How To Get Rid Of Sewing Scars On The Lips?
Hello, Doctor. Please ask permission, on May 3, 2019, I had an accident that caused the lower lip to be sewn due to tearing. The last control to the doctor, I only removed the gauze, then was prescribed Antiseptic Mouthwash (Betadine). And I still routinely use it until now. After that I also did not return control to the hospital, because my estimation was complete and only waiting for the stitches to disappear. Please estimate, for the wound to dry out when it was? Is it because the lip is often exposed to saliva so dryness takes a long time? While the lower lip on the outside (due to the inside and outside sewn), it dries black and hard … Thank you! 🙂
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. For sores on the lips, the thread used in general is thread that can be absorbed by the body. So indeed, the last control meeting at the doctor, the doctor will not pull the thread because it will be reabsorbed. The reason for the use of the absorbed yarn is that if the thread is not absorbed, the extraction process will be very painful and torturous for the patient.
As for when to dry, this varies greatly between people. Depending on how wide the wound is, how deep, how much, whether there is an infection or not, and correct as you said, the condition of lips that tend to be wetter contributes to relatively longer healing. In addition, the lips are often rubbed by food or teeth can also prolong the healing process.
So regarding your question, we cannot give definitive answers. In rough terms, it can take weeks, although returning again will depend on how severe. What is clear, if there are additional complaints such as blood flowing out continuously, or suddenly there is pus, unbearable pain or so forth, immediately return to the doctor who handled you before for further examination.
Meanwhile, consumption of soft foods, minimize contact of the injured lips with food, drink or teeth, do not play with the tongue, do not need to be deliberately aerated, and multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as tempeh, tofu, meat, chicken breasts, seafood, milk, cheese, yogurt and eggs to accelerate tissue recovery. So, hopefully answering your question.