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Bulla On Lips
Why should you?: Without knowing what you mean by "lip blisters" there's no clear answer. Most people would assume you mean cold sores which can be brought on by the stress of physical illness but just as often just appear. If that's what you have then they would always occur in the exact same place, are not serious, but if occurring more than once or twice per year can be treated and prevented with medication. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There are some small blisters on my upper lips. They are more like small circles with a dent in the center with a darker color. What are those?
I keep getting tiny fluid filled blisters inside lips. They are painless and usually go away within a day or two. What could they be?
Aphthae: Don't worry. Not due to food or stress. Not infection. Nothing you need to do. You will reach a time when they will stop. Remember the last time you saw a celebrity begging for donations to the national aphthous stomatitis society? Right. Nobody has money for research into the cause or treatment of it. We know very little about it. Remember that when someone wants to sell you a magic cure for it. ...Read more
7-10 days: The prodromal stage (when present) begins with a pricking or burning sensation on the mucosa. The ulcers or blisters develop within 24-48 hours. Pain lasts 3-4 days or until a thicker fibrinous cover develops or early epithelialization occurs. Healing is complete in 7-10 days. ...Read more
Comfort: Lip blisters have many causes from viral infections, sunburn, trauma etc. Generally as a dmd i see herpetic blister lesions, and care is palliative (comfort). A few otc meds for use, abreva (thought to shorten duration), emollients to cover, balm for same, orabase with topical steroid (kenalog) or with anesthetic (lidocaine, benzocaine) these are for viral outbreaks, and you can expect 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Use Viroxyn: Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips, or under the. ...Read more
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