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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 ?
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
Hi. I think I have a canker sore on my lip. It looks like the description i've read online. But i think they only grow inside the mouth. Help....
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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