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My son had fell in the bathroom and bite s tongue and has a

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My son had fell in the bathroom and bite his tongue and has a slot on it. Should I take him to the E.R for stitches?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How is bleeding?

How much area is cut?

How is the depth of the cut?

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Hello again, I was waiting for your reply.

Tongue is very vascular, bleeding can be more.

If the cut is small, it may not need any stitch.

Press the area with a clean piece of cloth or sterile gauge for 10-15 minutes.

If the bleeding continues or cut is deep, you should take him to ER.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish him healthy life.