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Is it normal if you get a canker sore or a cold sore for your lip to swell really bad?

Is it normal if you get a canker sore or a cold sore for your lip to swell really bad?

No, see doc soon...: Uncomplicated canker sore or cold sore of lip should run its uneventful course though expecting to suffer from topical pain. Topical undue swelling needs to be checked out ASAP to see if developing nearby soft tissue infection-cellulitis. To do things correctly, follow instructions in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wishes to health... ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more


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How can I manage to get this painful canker sore on the bottom of my lip?

How can I manage to get this painful canker sore on the bottom of my lip?

Canker or cold sore?: If it is on the inside of the lip it is a canker sore and can be managed with zilactin. An ointment available without rx at a drug store. Initially stings a little but then your done. ...Read more

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I kissed a guy and i had a canker sore on my inner lip what's the chances if getting HIV should I get checked?

I kissed a guy and i had a canker sore on my inner lip what's the chances if getting HIV should I get checked?

HIV: Your risk is low from what you describe. However, if you have any concern about transmission, you should talk with your partner, know the risk factors, go for testing. The test will answer many of your questions. Be safe and be well. ...Read more

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Had what looked like a canker sore/white head directly on bottom lip. Popped it and it went away. Not a cold sore. Usually get with chapped lips. ?

Had what looked like a canker sore/white head directly on bottom lip. Popped it and it went away. Not a cold sore. Usually get with chapped lips. ?

See your dentist: see your dentist. You may have had an aphthous ulcer which is very similiar and not a cold sore. It appears on soft muscosal tissue and lasts for 3-7 days. It appears from stress and iatrogenic; unknown causes. It disappears usually after 7 days but, it is red and painful. Viscous Lidocaine rinses and Lidex (fluocinonide) cream topically applied to the area help. ...Read more

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How can you relieve a canker sore on your lip?

How can you relieve a canker sore on your lip?

Symptom management: The cause of apthous ulcers (canker sores) is unknown, and treatment is limited to symptom management. Historically, dentists cauterized these lesions with products like silver nitrate or debacterol, but this strategy may delay healing. Use of a topical anesthetic product, available for purchase over the counter at your local pharmacy, is helpful in relieving pain until healing sets in. ...Read more

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Possible canker sore on outside lip, what to do?

Possible canker sore on outside lip, what to do?

No: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days, without treatment. Outside of the lip, most likely a cold soar. See a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Frequent reccurring canker sore on the inside of the lip... It appears 3-4 time per month and last max 3-4 days... Should i be worried ?

Concerned: Most canker sores or apthous ulcers appear for 7-10 days with symptoms. They can be set off by various triggers. They are of an autoimmune source, not infectious. Your frequency of occurrence is more than normal unless you are continuously setting them off. However, there are a number of other causes of oral lesions, like lichen planis, that exhibit as sores. Go see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

What will heal a recurrent canker sore inside my lip?

Laser treatment: The biolase md laser can relieve the pain and speed the healing time of aphthous ulcers or canker sores. Many times a recurrent ulcer is caused by an irritation by something in this area. I would see your dentist to discuss the situation and to check if an irritant is present or something you are eating is causing the ulcer to reoccur. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a canker sore on my bottom lip?

What should I do if I have a canker sore on my bottom lip?

Canker sore: is the most common oral lesion. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more