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Bumped lip

(8 Posts)
kentDee Mon 20-Jul-09 11:18:59


My 11m old dd was crawling in the kitchen and somehow bumped her mouth on the wood floor. She was pretty upset and now has a red lump under her top lip. Shall I take her to see my gp or not??


SoupDragon Mon 20-Jul-09 11:19:48

No, she'll be fine.

kentDee Mon 20-Jul-09 11:21:58

even though its slightly swollen??

sweetfall Mon 20-Jul-09 11:24:12

No, she'll be fine

sweetfall Mon 20-Jul-09 11:24:57

oops missed the full stop grin

lips swell and go down remarkably quickly - give it a day and you won't see it

GP will patronise you if you go smile

SoupDragon Mon 20-Jul-09 11:25:00

Yes. Cold compress (a damp tissue works wonders).

If it swells up more, then yes go to the GP, but really, there is no need now. Especially with all those sick people in the waiting room.

OmicronPersei8 Mon 20-Jul-09 11:25:44

DD has fallen and bumped her top lip badly twice, the second time tearing that little bit of skin between lip and gum. Both times there was nothing the doctor could do - they only really worry about teeth doing or being damaged. It will be swollen, but in a week it will all be gone!

kentDee Mon 20-Jul-09 11:26:17

I put a cold compress on when it happened. Thanks for your replies x

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