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I bit my lip now I have a sore

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Dentistry 37 years experience
Not usually: You will not pass on herpes just from biting your lip unless you are having an active outbreak at the same time. However sometimes trauma can trigger ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Hirsch
50 years experience
No: You cannot pass herpes without a herpetic lesion. You can contract herpes through that open wound though.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 42 years experience
Neither: Likely a traumatic ulcer/swelling. You might find yourself biting it a few more times before it finally resolves. Eat slowly and deliberately. Good Lu... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Trauma to the lip: is quite common. However, the mouth has many blood vessels, which promotes quick healing. Please rinse with salt water or a hydrogen peroxide solution... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Orajel: If it makes you feel better, that's fine. It does not speed healing, it only relieves discomfort for a short time.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Sores: There are a myriad of reasons for mouth sores, ranging from trauma to infection to neoplasm. Please see your Dentist for differential diagnosis and a... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dentistry 12 years experience
Oral lesion: If you have an open wound, you are more at risk of contracting an STD. As for the sore, is this something you get frequently? If it's herpes labialis ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Numbing: Pick up a tie of Orabase-B at your drug store. Dab small amount onto lesion with q-tip. Should be a little better every day. If not, see your Denti... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 31 years experience
Not Much: Like swelling anywhere in the body--especially in soft tissues like lips--time is the only proven way to reduce the swelling. Cold packs can help if t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
44 years experience
Trauma: Depending on the severity of the lip bite, it may go down on its own or if you continue to bite it, you may develop a raised area, like a callous. Se... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Mucoceles: Inside your lip, you have a number of little salivary glands. This bubble is one of your glands that is essentially plugged up, which occurred with t... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Tincture of time: Sounds like you may have broken some blood vessels. Black & Blue marks in mucosal tissues appear purple. It will gradually resolve. If still pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Sharber
Dentistry 39 years experience
Hard to tell : Hard to tell without seeing . Check with your dentist if it doesn't resolve in a few days
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