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Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Cold sore on my lip. Cures?

Laser: The best way to heal a cold sore is the use of the biolase laser. The pain will be relieved quickly and the sore will heal quickly. If you have the area treated during the early stage of a cold sore when you feel a burning or itching the cold sore will not come back to that area again. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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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Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores..Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on inside of my bottom lip. Cold sore or canker sore?

I have a white bump on inside of my bottom lip. Cold sore or canker sore?

Don't know: There are too many possibilities that it could be. You need to see a doctor and have it looked at to have a real diagnosis. Both of your concerns (cold sore or canker sore) are possibilities along with lots of other things. Most are not serious but it would be a good idea to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Started with cold sore on cheek, sore on roof of month, feel like sores in throat now painful red dots on tip of my tongue.

Could be serious: This sounds like an innocent disease called herpangina from a virus that mostly affects children. And it is possible you have it, if you are exposed to children. However, you are 62. At this age some other more serious things could be happening and I would urge you to see a clinician soon. Meanwhile for comfort you can use warm salt water gargles and Tylenol. Good luck! ...Read more

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Cold sores on my vagina?

Cold sores on my vagina?

You could have: Herpetic lesions on the vaginal area. Please see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Huge bump lower lip like a cold sore?

Probably: Lower lip is a common site for cold sores. ...Read more

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What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read more

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Soar on my lips?

Soar on my lips?

SORE ON LIPS: I do not know how long you have had this sore. Does it hurt? Does it burn? Is there a blister on it? Is it crusted? Did you ever have one before? Do you take any medications? A sore on a lip is likely to be herpes, a cold sore. If it's been there for a while, do see a doctor. ...Read more

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Could cold sores appear on the tongue?

It is possible: First HSV infection may be inside the mouth, but cold sores generally appear outside the mouth on the lips. ...Read more

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Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Sore throat, swollen glands, swollen roof of mouth and under tongue and sores on tongue. What could it be?

Perhaps: Strep throat, mononucleosis, or other viruses. For significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test & culture. Antibiotics are imperative for Strep Throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w Aloe Vera juice a couple of times per day. ...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 found a blister on my lip inside my mouth on bottom lip?

Canker sore?: Sounds like a cancer sore. Warm saltwater rinses help. Stay away from spicy or acidic foods. They usually heal within a few days and ageless painful. Over-the-counter medications can help. ...Read more

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Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Blister type bump on my tragus? Swollen, sore, burning sensation that turns my ear and cheek red.

Shingles?: If there is more than one bump (check in ear canal and behind ear lobe: very likely this could be shingles. Other viruses like coxsackie can cause this too. Of course bacterial infection cold do the same. ...Read more

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What can this blister like sore on my lip be?

What can this blister like sore on my lip be?

I don't know what : Your diagnosis is. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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White head directly on bottom lip. Not a blister. White not yellow. Comes when lips get chapped. Looks like canker sore but on outside of lip.

White head directly on bottom lip. Not a blister. White not yellow. Comes when lips get chapped. Looks like canker sore but on outside of lip.

See provider: Please consider seeing your health care provider to assess if the lesion needs medical treatment or surgical removal. ...Read more

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What could sore bumps on roof of mouth be?

What could sore bumps on roof of mouth be?

Herpetic Infection: It could be an oral herpes infection which is the most common reason for "bumps on the roof of the mouth". This infection is characterized by the presence of sore little blisters that may coalesce into a painful large ulceration. This infection typically affects one side of the roof of the mouth only. It usually last for 10 to 14 days. There are some prescription antivirals that you can take. ...Read more

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Bottom lip swollen-painful blister on inside, what to do?

Bottom lip swollen-painful blister on inside, what to do?

Depends: It might be cold sore(herpes infection) or oral sore caused by injury (bite, etc.). Treatment/approach are different. You'd better seek help from dermatologists or dentists. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth-to-mouth contact and to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more