A to Z: Open Wound, Lipenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about lip wounds and how they're treated.lip wound in baby, lip wound in toddler, lip wound in preschooler, lip wound in gradeschooler, lip wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds, wounds, lip wounds, hurt lip, lip injuries, lip cuts, cuts on lips, cut on lip, injuries, lacerations, open wounds, wounded, woond, cut lips07/31/201204/10/201909/02/2019b2255545-b959-4a8c-8e69-a2d3a8fbcfdehttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lip-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called:&nbsp;Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the lip is a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin there. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or it can&nbsp;be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of the lip, such as muscles, nerves, or blood vessels.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Cuts of the upper or lower lip in kids usually are&nbsp;due to falls. Pulling on the injured lip to inspect the wound can make bleeding worse.&nbsp;</p> <p>A wound on a child's face requires medical attention. Seek immediate help for cuts through the border of the lip, bleeding that will not stop, gaping wounds, wounds that cause severe pain and difficulty breathing or swallowing, or tooth or gum injuries.</p> <p>Doctors may close an open&nbsp;wound of the lip&nbsp;with <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">stitches</a>.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>After a child receives medical attention for a lip wound, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Cuts, Scratches, and ScrapesMost small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cuts.html/8a67c334-f7b8-4aeb-ba0b-d40c0329c38a
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid & Safety CenterBoo-boos, bug bites, and broken bones - oh my! Here's your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about how to keep kids safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/safety-center.html/8f5e951a-d268-485c-acb8-ffd18e45401f
First Aid: CutsMost cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cuts-sheet.html/e612779f-fd61-449d-947f-c96066443829
First Aid: FallsAlthough most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/1cb1d94d-8d61-4ea2-8607-27bdffc5b098
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Falling, Climbing, and GrabbingHere's how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-falls.html/c1e23edf-2e4f-4a10-8e62-d8ec57df568c
ScarsYou may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/scars.html/af15e2af-f0ec-4e6b-a725-0d6e1cf5cdac
StitchesMost kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stitches.html/a5bc0381-8320-4e6f-b4ad-8dfbe9777daa
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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