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i bit my lip now i have a sore

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
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
Dr. Martin Hirsch
48 years experience Dentistry
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
40 years experience Prosthodontics
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 answered
35 years experience Pain Management
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
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Orajel: If it makes you feel better, that's fine. It does not speed healing, it only relieves discomfort for a short time.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience Dentistry
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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucocele : If it is on the inside of your lip, it is likely a mucocele from the bite trauma. This can cause a mucous filled, painless cyst to develop. It may f ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
29 years experience Dentistry
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Gordon
42 years experience Dentistry
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
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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
52 years experience Orthodontics
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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