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Dr. Duane Gels
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Lip Blister (Overview)

Most mouth sores are cold sores (also called fever blisters), canker sores, or other lesions in the mouth.


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Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Can lip balm cause lip blisters?

Possibly: I use lip balm to prevent blisters as i seem to have a virus that goes nuts with a cracked lip after sun exposure. One can be allergic to one or more of the ingredients in the balm. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Lip Blister (Overview)

Most mouth sores are cold sores (also called fever blisters), canker sores, or other lesions in the mouth.


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What should I do to help heal a lip blister?

What should I do to help heal a lip blister?

It is typically: Self limiting depending on the etiology (cause) - means it will heal itself in a week or so usually. Depending on the type of lesion your dentist may be able to use a soft tissue diode laser uninitiated to treat the lesion immediately. ...Read more

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Treating Canker Sores (Checklist)

Check to see if your recurrent canker sores are tied to stomach reflux
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Consider trying an "SLS-free" toothpaste. You could have an allergy.
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If a sore doesn't heal within 2 weeks, have it checked by your doctor
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Try to sleep well and manage stress as they can cause flares
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What can I do to treat a lip blister?

What can I do to treat a lip blister?

Laser treatment: The cause of your lip blister is probably herpes simplex one virus. This is commonly known as a cold sore. If your dentist has a laser such as the biolase md the cold sore can be treated with it to instantly relieve the pain and heal it quicker, . ...Read more

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My daughter is 10 and got brown scabs over and around her nose and same all across top lip, blister on right cheek can light treatment cause this?

My daughter is 10 and got  brown scabs over and around her nose and same all across top lip, blister on right cheek can light treatment cause this?

Another thought: If the scabbed lesions you are describing have surounding redness, are warm to the touch or have pus-like secretions then impetigo must be considered. (a superinfection after uv tx and skin breakdown) this is a strep skin infection most common in younger patients. Typically, these scabs have a yellowish, honey-like appearance. If so, see you doctor immediately. This infxn can be tx'ed with a rx. ...Read more

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How can I cure a lip blister/swollen lip?

Ice for one option: If the lip is swollen, ice would help. 10 min. On and 10 min. Off and repeat. Also there are several over- the-counter medications which could help. Ask your dentist to recommend specific brands or speak to the pharmacist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lip blisters?

How to get rid of lip blisters?

Lip sore relief: Most lip sores are caused by herpectic viruses or trauma. For shortening the life of the virus try over the counter abreva or prescription valacyclovir (prescribed by your physician). For traumatic sores one can cover them with orabase or similar store-bought products to give relief and speed healing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a lip blister?

How can I get rid of a lip blister?

Lip lesion: The lip lesion should run a 7 -10 day course. If it does not go away consult your dentist. If it is a virus it mat be herpes and can be transferred to another person, so no direct contact of your lip to any body part is advisable . Sometimes too much sun, or stress or the immune system being down can bring them on. See your dentist. ...Read more

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What's the best medicine for a lip blister?

What's the best medicine for a lip blister?

Depends on cause: Lips will blister due to excessive sun exposure, viral or bacterial infection or lip biting or trauma. I hesitate to be more specific without know the diagnosis because treatment is different for each. ...Read more

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What should I do to help heal a lip blister?

It is typically: Self limiting depending on the etiology (cause) - means it will heal itself in a week or so usually. Depending on the type of lesion your dentist may be able to use a soft tissue diode laser uninitiated to treat the lesion immediately. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Painful Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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