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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. ?
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
I bit my inner cheek & think I have a canker sore. Its white/yellow/swollen. It hurts! Everything feels thrown off near itWhat can I do to help this?
My daughter got what i think is a canker sore. Its a white spot on her gum n it got longer today. Is that what they look like?
Sounds like it: But it could be from other causes. Why don't you take her to her dentist just to be sure. ...Read more
I have a sore on my bottom lip that looks like a canker sore without the white thing on top. Its recurring & lasts for a few months. No pain.
Sore on lip: Any sore that lasts longer than 7-10 days, or any sore that re-occurs should be examined and probably biopsied . See your dentist or an oral surgeon. ...Read more
I put baking soda and water paste on my canker sore. Now the white is gone and it looks dark. Is it healing? Its swollen to.
Maybe: I would leave it alone and if it is not improving or getting better in one to two weeks I would see a dentist or oral surgeon for an evaluation. ...Read more
I dipped for 2 years and the other day I got a bump. It got bigger till it turned into what looks like a canker sore. But not white.Oral cancer?
Is it possible to have a canker sore with no white open sore in the middle? My sore is a red bump about 1cm in diameter at the top of my lower lip.
Not likely: Oral cancer is progressive. Most abnormalities in the oral cavity come and go. If you have an abnormal area that lasts for more than three weeks you should have someone examine it. You can reduce your risk of oral cancer by not smoking, not chewing tobacco, not drinking too much alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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