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What are quick fix to a cold sore or some type of lip sore.?

What are quick fix to a cold sore or some type of lip sore.?

Ice for a cold sore.: 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

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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Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this?

Vagina lips sore and itchy during period. Why is this?

Possibilities: Could be a yeast infection or even stds. You can try over-the-counter antifungal like monist at, but if it keeps coming back, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis: This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help, not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

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Sweating, tired, break out of sores on lips, sore throat, feel funny for 7 days now?

Sweating, tired, break out of sores on lips, sore throat, feel funny for 7 days now?

Viral: You are describing a Upper Respiratory Tract infection possibly with a superimposed her Fever or heretic blister possibly as a consequence of stress and suggest supportive hydration, rest but if thermometer indicates fever and symptoms are not improving a week suggest ID evaluation ...Read more

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Small red bump on vagina lip. Sore, swollen, no itching. What is it? How to treat? Can I put betamethasone dip cream on it?

Small red bump on vagina lip. Sore, swollen, no itching. What is it? How to treat? Can I put betamethasone dip cream on it?

Razor irritation: You probably got razor irritation. Hopefully it's not infected. Do not put betamethasone. That's a steroid and may make it worse if infected. Just keep it clean and dry. If it gets worse, you may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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White spots on tonsils, lip sore, fatigue and enlarged lymph node only on left side under my chin. No fever. Should I be worried?

White spots on tonsils, lip sore, fatigue and enlarged lymph node only on left side under my chin. No fever. Should I be worried?

Probably not: Sounds like a viral infection involving your tonsils, cold sore on lips, enlarged node and fatigue could all be present during a viral infection. Keep hydrated, treat fevers, rest and symptoms should improve. If symptoms worsen could have bacterial infection and may need throat culture and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

Seasonal Flu: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

My daughter has fever, chapped lips, sore throat, swollen gums and her breath stings. What could it be?

A Check-Up: By an md as soon as possible is important. Her tonsils might be swollen and maybe blocking her airway causing her to mouth breathe. It will dehydrate the lips, cause it to crack, and can make gums red and throat sore. An upper respiratory infection can do this. ...Read more

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I am 41, woman and I have swolen lips for 7 years. When I use cream protopic it settleit for a while and then it start again. Lips are sore.

Swollen lips: Swollen lips can be due to various acute and chronic skin disorders. Inflamed lips are also called "cheilitis". Diagnosis and treatment requires consultation with a dermatologist. General advice includes to avoid licking or smacking your lips, and to apply plenty of emollient lip balm. Keep an eye out for contact factors that irritate your lips, and avoid them. ...Read more

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Piercing on lip a sore under the disk part of the labret?

Piercing on lip a sore under the disk part of the labret?

Remove it: If it continues to bother you, remove it. You may have an allergy/reaction to the jewelry. ...Read more

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I have an allergy reation for 5 years, days ago imy lips are sore now my are burning and so thin. Is this a sign aphyaxis?

I have an allergy reation for 5 years, days ago imy lips are sore now my are burning and so thin. Is this a sign aphyaxis?

No: Anaphylaxis is a lift-threatening allergic reaction and not just what you have. In fact, in the absence of itching, your problem is more likely from an irritant. Chronic Prednisone intake may also thin your skin and lips. ...Read more

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Hi I have an issue where the area around my lips gets sore everytime I lick them it's a habit I just want to understand it more. Green vaseline helps.

Saliva: Saliva is very irritating outside the mouth. Apply vaseline or Aquaphor or chapstick very frequently. Consider consulting a psychologist. Behavior therapy can be effective to control OCD compulsive behavior. When it is less irritated you will lick less. When you stop licking the skin will heal. ...Read more

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Tiny tear like inside vag lips. Lil sore. Little bit of yellowish discharge. No foul smell though?

Tiny tear like inside vag lips. Lil sore. Little bit of yellowish discharge. No foul smell though?

See answer: There are many potential causes of vaginal sores and discharge: vaginitis (yeast, bacterial vaginosis, trichomonas most common types) and std (herpes and syphilis) being the most common. Various types of dermatitis (contact and atopic) and intercourse-related trauma also possibilities. If sexually active, would recommend std testing and md evaluation to obtain proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a lot of discharge and my vaginal lips get sore, I was checked yesterday but tests were clear what could be the cause?

Good question...: ...For the doctor that examined you. I'm sorry that in your health system you do not have the access to a personal gynecologist, who cares enough about you to converse with you about your concerns.
Dermatitis, lichen sclerosis, herpes, labial hypertrophy, allergic reaction, are all among the possible causes. ...Read more

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My daughter is allergic to vaseline based on her lips she used her friends lipsil now her lips are sore and swollen what can I buy to help her plzz?

Several options: Sorry to hear about the symptoms. Vaseline is rarely a great option for lip therapy. On the other hand, non-petroleum based moisturizers can help, in addition to antihistamines that may reduce the soreness/swelling. I like vanicream or cetaphil as moisturizers, and for antihistamines I like the non-drowsy options -- Allegra (fexofenadine) is a good choice, and it can last for 12-24 hours depending on the dose. ...Read more