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I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help ?

I use Burt's bees lip balm and now I have sore lips it is not a canker sore. If you look at my profile picture you will see them. Please help ?

Best be seen: In general, given the dry weather after the snowstorm, irritant dermatitis of the lips is common; worsened by lip licking. Furthermore, lip balms often trigger allergic reactions, exacerbating the condition. Steroids may be needed, but get checked first for virus/cold sore or cheilitis; see primary care/urgent care, or video chat. Can't diagnose here. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Aphthous stomatitis is also known as Canker sore. 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


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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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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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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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Well, I woke up three days ago and had a white circle on the inside of my lower lip. how can i tell of it's just a canker sore?

Well, I woke up three days ago and had a white circle on the inside of my lower lip. how can i tell of it's just a canker sore?

Canker sore: A canker sore will,heal in about 10 days. The best way to determine if this is a canker sore or not is to see a dentist. If this does not heal in 10 -14 days then it would be very important to see a dentist and determine what is going on. ...Read more

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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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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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My lip is super swollen from what I belive is a canker sore. is there anything I can do?

My lip is super swollen from what I belive is a canker sore. is there anything I can do?

Canker Sores: are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days. ...Read more

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I have a canker sore[that i think formed by biting the lip] which tend to came back but it don't appear like the first time.... How can I treat it ?

I have a canker sore[that i think formed by biting the lip] which tend to came back but it don't appear like the first time.... How can I treat it ?

Canker or Cold sore?: Cankers (recurrent aphthous ulcers) are an "auto-immune" type reaction to trauma/stress (such as biting your lip). They occur on the loose membranes of your lips, cheeks and floor of the mouth. Your dentist can treat with prednisone, laser or chemicals to cut pain. Cold sores are hsv. Abreva helps those some, but most need doc rx. Both go away without treatment in 10-14 days (pain only 3-5 days). ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sore (Definition)

Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are small, light-colored, painful sores ...Read more