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Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Hard palate and lower lip canker sores. Speedy remedy?

Hard palate and lower lip canker sores. Speedy remedy?

Need to see dentist.: Canker sores do not typically occur on the hard palate. You have something else, perhaps a herpes infection or something else. See your dentist about this asap for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How to treat cuts or canker sores in the mouth. Have two marks in lower lip where it got cut &it even hurts to eat. What can I take to get rid of it?

Gargle and avoid...: Since you mouth is teeming with bacteria, and the sore is the result of a herpes reactivation to due the virus perceiving stress:
1. Reduce the bruden of bacteria near the wound by gargling with listerine or salt water 60seconds twice a day until the sores go away (the bacterial load near the sore may delay healing), and
2. Avoid sour, citrus, acidic, spicey foods which will irritate the sore. ...Read more

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I had an emotionally stressful week and I had about 6 canker sores on my gums and lower gum, near my lip. Now I have 3 left, the lower lip is still swollen. What shouldi do?

I had an emotionally stressful week and I had about 6 canker sores on my gums and lower gum, near my lip. Now I have 3 left, the lower lip is still swollen. What shouldi do?

Canker sores Mx: There are numerous medications and ointments you can get at your local pharmacy to help canker sores feel less painful. If you get them frequently ask your dentist for a prescription for something to have on hand and use such as kenalog (triamcinolone) in orabase. ...Read more

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I have a painless 1cm red bump at the top of my lower lip. I've had canker sores before but never had a cold sore. However, I can't tell what this is.

I have a painless 1cm red bump at the top of my lower lip. I've had canker sores before but never had a cold sore. However, I can't tell what this is.

At the top of your l: Lip it's usually a canker sore. If you wish to have it looked at I could see you for a virtual concierge consult through healthtap for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. During the virtual consult I may see pictures of your lip or a live webcam as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my lips are dry when I have canker sores?

What does it mean if my lips are dry when I have canker sores?

More discomfort: Dry mouth symptoms will probably make your canker sores a bit more uncomfortable. This is a very common side effect of many medications. Biotene products available otc at a pharmacy may help but if you have persistent issues, talk to your physician or dentist about what you can do to address the underlying causes of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Can canker sores be popped if on the lip? Can canker sores even show up on lips?

Can canker sores be popped if on the lip? Can canker sores even show up on lips?

Don't pop them!: Cold sores (fever blisters), are groups of small blisters on the lip ; around the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red, swollen, ; sore. The blisters may break open, leak a clear fluid, then scab over after a few days. They usually heal in several days to 2 weeks. Popping them can ; will spread the virus in the area, causing a longer ; bigger problem. Quantum sells a great otc gel. ...Read more

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Sore appear on the outside of lip unlike canker sores on the inside. What could it be?

Sore appear on the outside of lip unlike canker sores on the inside. What could it be?

Fever blisters: Fever blisters or cold sores caused by a virus, herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). Docosanol sold over-the-counter as abreva is reasonably effective when started early in the course of an outbreak. ...Read more

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Help please! Could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Help please! Could canker sores cause swelling on the lip?

Angio edema: That is the swelling you are experiencing. It could be an allergic reaction. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can help. If you have any breathing problems seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Can canker sores - not cold sores - be popped? Can they appear on lip?

Can canker sores - not cold sores - be popped? Can they appear on lip?

Not on lips: A canker sore is painful sore or sores inside your mouth -- on the tongue, soft palate (the back portion of the roof of your mouth), or inside your cheeks and not on the lips. The cause of canker sores is unknown. If it is on your lips it may be a cold sore so I would not recommend popping it. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to take care of canker sores on lips and in mouth?

Diagnose first: Canker sores on the lips are herpes simplex and viroxyn is effective. If in the mouth, it may be apthous ulcers and treatment is different. Diagnose first. ...Read more

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My wife gets canker sores often. She uses debactorol, but her lip is now swollen. Possible concerns?

My wife gets canker sores often. She uses debactorol, but her lip is now swollen. Possible concerns?

The whole lip?: If only part of the lip is swollen and there is a canker sore on that part of the lip, then dr. Mulnick is correct. If the entire lip is swollen then something else is going on. Angioedema is the term for the entire lip becoming swollen. It could be an allergic reaction to a food or a medication - although probably not the debactorol. If the entire lip is involved have her see her doctor. ...Read more

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My brother developed two canker sores on the inside of his upper lip. Now his lip is severey swollen and the inside looks split in half. What is this?

My brother developed two canker sores on the inside of his upper lip. Now his lip is severey swollen and the inside looks split in half. What is this?

Stomatitis: He may have stomatitis where the tissues of the mouth swell and multiple canker sores can appear. He might also have bite trauma. We tend to 'play' with canker sores so get the soreness out. Please see your dentist or doctor so they can prescribe an antiviral to help your brother heal or go to the emergency room since his lip is so swollen. ...Read more

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Can cold sores appear on the inside of the inner lip? Or are they canker sores?

Can cold sores appear on the inside of the inner lip? Or are they canker sores?

Possible\unlikely: It is very unusual but possible for cold sores caused by a virus to appear on the inside of the lip, and when they do, it is most common near the insider border of the lip. They appear more often in clusters and as a blister, unlike canker sores (aphthous ulcers) which occur only inside the mouth and usually as a single white ulcer surrounded by a red inflamed border. ...Read more

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When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired?

When I eat ketchup, I get these canker sores on my lips, what am I allergic to? Fastest to get ride of them? Can I use oragel if expired?

Canker Sores: Canker sores are painful oral lesions that look like shallow, round ulcers. There are many reason why canker sores appear including family history, trauma, hormones, food or drug hypersensitivity, and increased stress. Canker sores not usually a manifestation of allergy. Not great treatment options: triamcinolone acetonide in Orabase, fluocinonide gel covered by Orabase, and topical analgesics ...Read more

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I have small bumps on inside of my bottom lip. Haven't kissed anyone in 2 months & they just appeared 2 weeks ago. There not canker sores. What's this?

I have small bumps on inside of my bottom lip. Haven't kissed anyone in 2 months & they just appeared 2 weeks ago. There not canker sores. What's this?

Don't know: Don't know without determination. Sometimes pathogens can lay dormant in your tissues and become active for no apparent reason. Any lesion still present after 2 weeks requires immediate examination. Call your Dentist. We can't diagnose this for you over the computer from a description that only says "bumps." Please call your Dentist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

Two different things: 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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The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips? And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Mouth sores: Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am not sexually active right now and yesterday I started having pain when I walk and sit. I have what looks like three canker sores on the lip of my?

I am not sexually active right now and yesterday I started having pain when I walk and sit. I have what looks like three canker sores on the lip of my?

Herpes?: It could be herpes, but don't freak out about it. Have it examined while the sores are still there. If it is herpes, it is incredibly common and can be suppressed with medicine and contained by appropriate precautions. ...Read more

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I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

I believe what I have under my top lip are 3 Canker sores or mouth ulcers how do I know for sure? What causes them? How do I make them go away?

Exam: You really can't know for sure but a doctor or dentist can usually tell by looking at it. This should resolve in a few days but may last a little longer. It's probably best just to wait for it to resolve on it's own. I know it's miserable but there isn't any treatment to make it resolve sooner. ...Read more

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Tiny white and red bumps on inside of lip/ top and bottom. Kinda sore. Not canker sores. And around crease of lips where lips sit on eachother? Tiny

Tiny white and red bumps on inside of lip/ top and bottom. Kinda sore. Not canker sores. And around crease of lips where lips sit on eachother? Tiny

A tiny bumps: A tiny bumps in mouth including the lips, may be caused by a few possible conditions like foods irritation or allergy. In most cases they are harmless and may resolve on their own, but you should see a doctor if the bumps persist for more than 10 days or becomes worse over time. Take care. ...Read more

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I've been having recurring fever blisters/canker sores over the past few weeks on different parts of my body (lips, between thighs, etc)Any reason/cause?

I've been having recurring fever blisters/canker sores over the past few weeks on different parts of my body (lips, between thighs, etc)Any reason/cause?

Have doc take a look: Medicine is both an art and a science, shortcuts don't usually work. It's not often possible to say with certainty what is causing a problem without 1) seeing it and b) taking a history of the illness. In addition, sometimes testing is needed. I wish that technology for distance diagnosis was better than it is, but for now seeing a doctor in person will help you the most. Hope you're better soon! ...Read more

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I have about 6 canker sores in my mouth. They are on ny inner cheek, tip of my tongue, lips (on the inside) and on gums. What can it be and what to do?

I have about 6 canker sores in my mouth. They are on ny inner cheek, tip of my tongue, lips (on the inside) and on gums. What can it be and what to do?

Oral herpes: This sounds like oral herpes and not canker sores due to the locations of the lesions. But it could also be an allergic reaction to something you eat. The most common reactions are to cinnamon in gum and sls in toothpaste. So try not to use these, look at the toothpaste labels and avoid sls (sodium laryl sulfate) and see what happens. See you doctor and get tested for herpes. ...Read more

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Not canker sores but bit my lip when tripped while running and didn't go to urgent care and have two dark bumps on my lips so wondering who to go to get addressed?

Not canker sores but bit my lip when tripped while running and didn't go to urgent care and have two dark bumps on my lips so wondering who to go to get addressed?

Lip: This may be something that will heal by itself using ice and OTC pain medications. A dentist or oral surgeon can evaluate the area and determine if the teeth or other oral structures have been damaged. ...Read more

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Can you get canker sores on your lip? I get a lot of canker sores in my mouth so was thinking if its possible. And pimples on lips?

Can you get canker sores on your lip? I get a lot of canker sores in my mouth so was thinking if its possible. And pimples on lips?

Could be: Herpetic clusters. Difficult to diagnose without a clinical exam. Canker sores can be present on the inner aspect of the lips. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Keep getting canker sores on my tongue and lips. My b12 is fine, im hiv neg, my wbc count is 3.8 a little low but since my other levels were good my dr said it was fine. What could this be? Why did it come so sudden? How can I permanently fix them?

No permanent fix.: Canker sores have many causes, if these are canker sores. There are other afflictions like lichen planis that can manifest as sores in these areas. That can occur with other illnesses or weakened immune condition. Stress or trama can bring these outbreaks. However, they can be triggered by exposure to an irritant. I have pt who break out when they have red wine or nuts. Look at your intake. ...Read more

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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more