What if my child cuts or bites his tongue, lip or cheek?
A cut or bitten tongue, lip, or cheek can lead to bleeding, swelling and discomfort. There are several things you can do to relieve these symptoms.
- Apply direct pressure on the bleeding area using a clean cloth.
- If there is swelling, use a cold compress to reduce the swelling (a Popsicle often works well).
- Give your child an appropriate dose of Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen.