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A 45-year-old member asked:

What to do if i have an ugly bump on my lip that looks like a cold sore! how do i get rid of it?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
51 years experience
Comfortable: Stop playing with it or it will get bigger. Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

I have a bump on my lip. Is it a cold sore or could it be something else?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Maybe not: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a cold sore above your lip?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Expedites healing: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores.
Last updated May 23, 2013

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