Treating a split lip at home vs. with a doctor

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on how to treat your child's split lip and the signs that you should take him or her to a doctor
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Treating a split lip at home vs. with a doctor

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If your child has split their lip the first thing you to do is try to stop the bleeding. You do that by applying pressure, sometimes like pushing it up against the teeth or the jaw can help with this or with by using something cold like ice pack or a cold wet towel. Reasons to see your doctor would be if you can't stop the bleeding, if the cut very deep or deeping or involve the border between the lip and the rest of the skin also puncture wound that go from the outside all the way to the inside on the mouth might need to be repaired.

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on how to treat your child's split lip and the signs that you should take him or her to a doctor

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Tamiko Jordan, MD

General Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Jordan was born in Riverside, California and received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has since worked in many different settings.  Currently she is an attending pediatrician at the Altamed General Pediatric Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she teaches pediatric residents and sees her own patients in private practice.  She has been featured on ABC7 and FOX11 news as well as the Patt Morrison Show on 89.3 KPCC.  Her latest project is the asthma clinic at Altamed, where she can spend more time educating patients and parents about optimizing their asthma care and minimizing ER visits and lost school days.  

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