Question by  Jennifer78 (56)

What should I do if my upper lip is not healing?

It should have been healed long ago.


Answer by  nick43 (16)

Protect your lip from further damage such as exposure to long periods of sunlight. Take care of the skin on the lip like you would on your face, clean and moisturise. Minor wounds can be healed with the application of a salt solution onto the area as this helps combat infection.


Answer by  tigregrrl (6)

You may need to see a doctor, as a wound not healing may be a sign of something serious. At the very least, you may need antibiotics if there is an infection that is preventing your wound from healing.


Answer by  HAPPYME25 (56)

Perhaps you should see a doctor. what originally happened to your lip? if it was a fever blister, have you tried the over-the-counter medications that are available? if so, it may be time to seek professional help.


Answer by  Nixie (70)

If you have a wound on your upper lip that won´t heal, I would strongly urge you to consult a doctor.


Answer by  phrogi (79)

Depending upon how long it has been sore or infected, you should go see a doctor or dermotologist. They would be able to help. Use Burts Bee chap stick, it is most healing.


Answer by  johnresa (2455)

You should try a topical ointment like Bacitracin. Make sure you keep the area clean and dry and apply the ointment before bed every night. It should start to heal in no time.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

The lips may require as much as a week. If you've used topical medication and had this for over a week, see your doctor.


Answer by  Sally30 (163)

A nonhealing sore could be many things from an immune problem, skin cancer, an infection, or other disease. You should consult with a doctor or a dermatologist for a diagnosis and to seek treatment. It may easily be treated with a topical cream, but until you know what's wrong you can't be treated properly.

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