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Mouth Soreness Chapped Lips
My 2 year old has a chapped lips with a pus,she has also canker sore inside her mouth and very bad breath?
Gingivostomatitis: While it's possible she has a viral illness, the presence of "pus" deserves a face-to-face evaluation. With the presence of the canker sores, she may not be wanting to eat/drink and there are things that your pediatrician can offer to ease the pain so your child will at least stay hydrated while she's healing. ...Read more
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
I have a sore the outside corner of my mouth where lips meet. It's been there for about a month. It reopens everyone I open my mouth , help?
Mouth Sores: The most common cause is "angular chelosis" and can be a fungal or bactierial infecction easily treated with an anti-fungal ointment. Itcan also be related to vitamin deficencies or othe more serious disorders. It also can be relted to an allergic reaction to lip gloss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have very chapped lips and they busted open overnight, looked like a cut. i am herpes1 positive. how do i know if its a cold sore or just a cut?
Comfortable: Do anything that makes you comfortable. It takes about 2 weeks to go away no matter what you seem to do. However check with your pharmacy for a few items that may make you more comfortable - remember that they generally do not shorten the 2 week time. ...Read more
Is there a rash ?: Cannot say from your description. Your evaluation will try to clarify the relationship of these symptoms. Things to consider include lip balm, lipstick, other topical applications and foods. ...Read more
Coldsore: It is likely to be cold sore by viral infection or stresses and oc cream mostly will be effective but treat with oral viral medication esp valtrex (valacyclovir) will be effective but your best way to have your fd to ascertain rarely can be serious if it persisted then you need biopied not likely. Best of luck ...Read more
I frequently get mouth sore (shallow white indents) under my lips or tounge. They never appear in a bunch always one at a time.?
Aphthous Ulcers: Canker sores are small ulcer craters in the lining of the mouth that are frequently painful and sensitive. Canker sores are very common. About 20% of the population (one out of five people) have canker sores at any one time. Canker sores are also medically known as aphthous ulcers or aphthous stomatitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had chapped lips since February I've used Vaseline, Carmex and lots of different chopsticks but nothings working! They become quite sore..
Look for a common: ingredient-- could be an allergy. May be the camphor is an irritant ...Read more
What should I do to treat my frequent occurrence of mouth sore (shallow white indents) under my lips or tounge. They never appear in a bunch. ?
Aphthous Ulcers: The cause of recurrent aphthous stomatitis is unknown, although several factors are suspected including genetics, stress, nutritional deficiencies, diet, hormonal changes, and immunological disorders. The best treatment is Aphthasol (amlexanox) for this condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?
Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more
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