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My upper lip is aching for a couple of days, almost like a burning sensation. what might be the possible causes of it?

My upper lip is aching for a couple of days, almost like a burning sensation. what might be the possible causes of it?

Herpes labialis: Could be a sign of an oncoming oral herpes outbreak. Here is some information: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.htm ...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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Bug bite to face last night. Today, top lip swollen, aching teeth and headache. Took OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with some help, but symptoms return.

Bug bite to face last night. Today, top lip swollen, aching teeth and headache. Took OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with some help, but symptoms return.

Sounds like allergy: especially if Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helped, however, if the symptoms are returning, you should most likely be seen in your nearest ER. They can assess your vital signs and determine if stronger meds are needed! ...Read more

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Face mildly aches, lip/tongue tingles often, TM joint sore to touch. No stabbing pain like TN, no TN triggers on face. Is this TMJ? (could it be?)

Face mildly aches, lip/tongue tingles often, TM joint sore to touch.  No stabbing pain like TN, no TN triggers on face. Is this TMJ? (could it be?)

TMJ and Anxiety: There is a link between anxiety symptoms and TMJ. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your doctor can provide you with diagnosis and treatment options or referral to a specialist. ...Read more

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I have bad ear ache my lip burns I have white bumps what is it?

I have bad ear ache my lip burns I have white bumps what is it?

White bump on lips: The white bumps on the lips may be a virus and will need abreva . The ear ache is referred pain to the ear from the infection and is common. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and this will be good for the pain if the symptoms persist in 7 days. See your doctor. Feel better. ...Read more

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I'm having electric type shocks in my hands, my feet are aching, my lips hurt, I have a headache and my vision is blurry? What could this be?

I'm having electric type shocks in my hands, my feet are aching, my lips hurt, I have a headache and my vision is blurry? What could this be?

Circulation poor?: It depends it is unilateral or bilateral. Bilateral means the symptoms are both sides and etiology is usuallyly systemic origin. Unilateral means only happened on one side and usually is local factor. ...Read more

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From rest to standing face becomes hot&flushed.Start to see spots and feel faint.Sweaty palms/pounding heart.Body aches.Dry lips.No appetite.Help?

From rest to standing face becomes hot&flushed.Start to see spots and feel faint.Sweaty palms/pounding heart.Body aches.Dry lips.No appetite.Help?

Please get checked. : It sounds like a lot of concerning things going on and these symptoms can be caused by many different things: infection, rheumatoid problems, endocrine problems, cardiac problems, malignancy. It really takes a thorough history and physical to get to the bottom of it. Please don't brush this off and make sure to get checked! ...Read more

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How can I make lips heal after a cold sore?

How can I make lips heal after a cold sore?

Healing: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. ...Read more

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Sore lips after a lot of kissing. Could this be serious?

Great blood supply: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing occurs rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Lip balms are all essentially similar and so there is no magic balm. Avoid further trauma to the area. Let nature take it's course. ...Read more

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Is there anything that might resemble a cold sore on or around the lips?

Is there anything that might resemble a cold sore on or around the lips?

Yes, several things: This depends partly on "resemble". Pimples, small sebaceous cysts, bacterial or fungal infections, angular cheilitis and others all could be confused with herpes. But if you're having repeated clusters of 2+ lesions that over 2-5 days go from bumps to blisters then pimples then open sores or scabs, it's herpes. Canker sores (inside the lips, in the mouth) aren't cold sores and not herpes. ...Read more

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If i took a sip from my friends straw could i get a cold sore from that? I don't think she has anything there was nothing on her lips or anything

If i took a sip from my friends straw could i get a cold sore from that? I don't think she has anything there was nothing on her lips or anything

If you friend does: Not ever get cold sores then you won't get cold sores from her straw. If she is one of the folks that gets cold sores- it is less likely to be contracted if there is no lesion. ...Read more

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Ok I have big cold sore on my bottom lips and it has only been four days since is appeared. I've been applying carmax on it religusly. White color nor?

Ok I have big cold sore on my bottom lips and it has only been four days since is appeared. I've been applying carmax on it religusly. White color nor?

Stay the course: Sores on the lips, the border of the mouth, and inside the mouth will turn white on the edges. The tissue lining the edge will eventually slough off. Do not pick or pull at the edges to hurry it along. You are doing well to keep it protected. Avoid hot liquids or spicy foods. This too will pass. ...Read more

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What to do about dry, chapped and sore lips.. help/ advice?

What to do about dry, chapped and sore lips.. help/ advice?

Moisture: A 36 year female with dry chapped lips. Try thick ointment for moisture such as vaseline or aquaphor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sore in my lip?

How do I know if I have a sore in my lip?

Cold sore?: If it happens for the first time in life then symptoms may be : sores on lip , mouth, nose, throat ,body ache, may be fever. If it is recurrent then you may get sores only. Diagnosis is made by history and by looking at it. Discuss it with a physician as soon as it appears for appropriate treatment, ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cole sore on my top lip?

Your doctor can : prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa Officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in European studies to help expedite cold sore healing. It can reduce healing time by 1/2. Studies also show regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1,000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure dry lips from cold sore?

Some suggestions.: Try addressing the underlying issues. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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Lupus sore on lips. What medication can I put on it?

Lupus sore on lips. What medication can I put on it?

Ask Dr or dentist: I'll provide 2 links w/ good info - but do have a pro look to be sure it's not something else. Both websites have suggestions for overall care too. I hope they help. https://healthunlocked.com/lupusuk/posts/148688/topic-of-the-month-february-coping-with-mouth-ulcers and http://www.Lupus.Org/resources/15-questions-oral-issues-with-lupus best wishes! ...Read more

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