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A 27-year-old female asked:

how to get rid of a fever blister in mouth?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Intra-oral or lip?: My patients often use "fever blister" for all ulcers or erosions that occur in the mouth or on the lips. They are different. On the lips are typically herpes simplex virus type 1, treated with oral acyclovir. In the mouth, the ulcer is called aphthous ulcer, which we treat with a topical steroid. Please see your doctor for an evaluation.

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A 25-year-old male asked:

I have a fever blister inside my mouth , bought numerous stuff from the pharmacy , but nothing helps. What can I do to get rid of it?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Mucocele?: Fever blisters (oral herpes) do not occur inside the mouth. And any blister lasting more than a day or two is not herpes, especially if painless. Most likely a mucocele, which is harmless and results from temporary blockage of a mucus gland duct. Small ones usually can be safely and painlessly pricked with a needle and do not recur. If large or repeated, see a doctor. Google mucocele for more info

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