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My 20 month old son accidentally grabbed the hot hair dryer

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My 20 month old son accidentally grabbed the hot hair dryer from the counter a few mins after use. He put his mouth in it. No burns inside the mouth (maybe a tiny spot on tongue), but he does have 3 small lines running along his bot***** *****p. I've applied ice, given ibuprofen, & applied orajel for numbing. When should I be concerned
Or take him to the dr? Thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

When did it occur?

How long are the lines?

Are they on the lips or a little away from it?

Is he in pain?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It occurred around 7pm last night (14 hours ago)
The lines are small: very thin & approximately 1/4 inch long. They are only on the lip skin- not on any facial skin at all. Only the bot***** *****p. This morning they are white, but not too raised or crusty etc. maybe a very small amount of blistering. He doesn't seem to be in any pain. I've given another round of ibuprofen this morning. He is eating and drinking normally & using a pacifier like normal as well.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for the input.
You have done the right things.
You can wait & watch now.
If the lines get blistered or swollen much or if he develops fever, severe pain, you need to get him an examination by doctor.
Neosporin can be applied.
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Wish his healthy life.