Maybe you were nervous and bit on your lip too hard, wanted to shave or got into a fight. Nevertheless, this can cause lip bleeding. This types of wound can leave you with scars or even infections. As with any type of bleeding, the 1st step towards treatment of such wounds is to stop them. In the following text, you’ll learn how to stop lip bleeding.
The simplest way
This one requires nothing but a simple washcloth pressured against the lip. The clot will form really fast after a few minutes. If you happen to bleed a bit more profusely then it is also recommendable that you change the cloth after a few minutes but, as it is already mentioned, this refers only to serious cuts and injuries.
Water can be helpful too
Practically speaking this is an upgraded version of the previous way of dealing with lip bleeding. Dampen the cloth with hot water and press it firmly over the cut without rubbing it over your lips. The heat might also ‘’burn away’’ the potential bacteria on their way to infect the injury which makes this method double useful. Remember, you will have to repeat this a few times before the haemorrhage stops.
You can also do this with cold water of course. Just soak a piece of cloth in it and apply it to the affected area. The blood vessels there will pretty much have the same reaction like you when you touch something freezing: they will ‘’cramp’’, slowing the blood flow down and eventually putting a stop to the bleeding.
A method that might sting a bit
Witch hazel nut has always been known for its medicinal properties. When it comes to lip bleeding it works pretty much the same way. It makes the blood vessels constrict, reduce the amount of blood coming out and ending it eventually.
Make-up to the rescue
Nope-you don’t have to use the lip balms only to prevent your lips from feeling as dry as a desert or during the dates to ensure that you add some extra softness and taste to the kiss. This beauty product is often made out of components whose stickiness can put an invisible wall over the cut and prevent further bleeding.
Deodorants are not there only to make you smell nice
Deodorants apparently have some haemostatic abilities thanks to the aluminium chloride. Put a bit of it first on the finger and then swab it over the cut and the bleeding will stop in a minute. Of course, you shouldn’t coat your lips in the deodorant because you could suffer reverse effect and irritate the injury.
An alternative to deodorant
Styptic pencils are made for all of you with shaky hands that cause a lot of cuts during shaving. These pencils have a form of sulfate derivate that seals the cut. These come in the shape of lipsticks and were much more popular in the past when the electric shavers were not so affordable. It is used by many people even nowadays which is why you can still grab it in many drugstores.
Spice the cut up
Here we especially refer to sugar. If you’ve ever eaten something sugar-coated such as an apple, lollipop etc. then you can imagine how this works. Sprinkle a few grams of sugar directly on the cut and an amazing protective layer will appear which will not only inhibit the lip bleeding but will also disinfect the area. Instead of sugar, you can use some cayenne or black pepper but these will sting a bit.
Oral uses of aspirin are very-well known but, the topical uses are not so commonly practiced. All you need is a tablet of aspirin that you’ll put into a glass of water. When it degrades swab the solution over the cut with a cotton ball or a Q-tip and wait for amazing results.
Mouthwash has superb antiseptic abilities as they are primarily made to make your mouth smell like Orbit. This freshness has many more uses though. It is reported that men have been using products such as Listerine as an aftershave to either stop the bleeding from the nicks or break-outs. They also confirmed that you might feel discomfort for a few seconds but it is worth of the end-result.
There are a lot of these out there and the concept by which they work is similar to the styptic pencil. They are extraordinarily handy when you want to treat your whole face. The way you use it is easy: wet the soap, rub it on the face and then rinse it. You’ll be left with a disinfected face and a satisfying tingling feeling.