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Sore On My Lip That Won T Heal
I noticed a cold sore on my lip and started Treating it asap before it got worst. I used a rite aid brand of med, how long will it take to heal?
Under 14d: Most viral outbreaks will subside within 2 weeks. The ointment should help shave a few days off ...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
2 month ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & it has slowly better Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
OK to kiss: Slightly contagious when no sore is present. Relax. Most people already have it without any symptoms. So the person you kiss already has it or will get it anyway. Do not kiss kids with active eczema or people with diseases of disordered immunity. The color will soon be normal. Valacyclovir and acyclovir prescription pills are very effective to treat or prevent attacks. Attacks may come from sun ...Read more
2 months ago I got herpes cold sore on my lip 1 month ago it seemed to heal but redness remains & has slowly bettered Am I still contagious? Can I kiss
Yes: Most of these are HSV1 and most adults already have it without any symptoms. So whoever you kiss either already has it or will get it anyway. You shed viruses periodically so you might transmit it between attacks, though you are most contagious at the beginning of a sore. Fish oil is of absolutely no value for this. There is no "detox" of herpes. There is a prescription pill which is very effective. ...Read more
I have what looks like a sore on my lip just below my nostril that I cant get to heal. It started as what appeared to be a few ingrown hairs about 2.5?
See a dermatologist: Any non-healing sore needs to be taken seriously. See a dermatologist, who can biopsy it or remove it to make a clear diagnosis and in all likelihood, solve the problem ...Read more
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
How long after a cold sore for the skin to heal and go back to normal? It's been 6 days and parts of my lip is still pink and looks bumpy.
Herpes: These sores usually clear completely by 10-14 days ...Read more
My gf had a cold sore on her lips for more a month is it herpes? Becsuse I knew herpes sore heals completly after 14 days max
Stress: Those are caused by a herpesvirus, usually herpes simplex-1 virus. These blisters, which are highly contagious, may appear along with colds, fevers, exposure to excessive sunlight, certain medications, during menstruation or illness, but stress is probably the biggest trigger. Most of the time the virus will lie dormant in the body, but it can quickly come to life when your immune system is weak. ...Read more
My cold sore turned in to a cut on my lip and it keeps splitting open and bleeding. What can I do to make it heal?
I have a little cut/sore on the inside of my lower lip and any time I smile or talk my teeth rub against it and reopen it and it won't heal?
See your doctor: Any cut/sore that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks should be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
How long does it take for my lip piercing to heal? Its sore and swollen, when will the soreness go awayy? Its been a week
Could be infection: The mouth and lip heal quickly due their generous blood supplies. A common complication of piercing is infection so you may have to get seen to check on this possibilty, hope you are better soon! ...Read more
Recently had my 1st cold sore the blister was huge now all the skin off the blisters gone my whole top lip is raw what do I do how can I help it heal?
Cold sore: We cannot provide you with a response if we don't have any information on you, especially your age. ...Read more
Laser treatment: The biolase md laser can relieve the pain and speed the healing time of aphthous ulcers or canker sores. Many times a recurrent ulcer is caused by an irritation by something in this area. I would see your dentist to discuss the situation and to check if an irritant is present or something you are eating is causing the ulcer to reoccur. ...Read more
See a dentist: It looks like a canker sore but there is more to it, but you do not say what is going on. The best thing for you to so is to sea dentist for an exam and diagnosis. Then you can receive the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My bottom lip is red and sore on the inner half. I have tried lip balm and coconut oil to heal it thinking it's chapped. It has been a week. Ideas?
Herpes labilalis: Infections on the lips usually heal very quickly If you have had this presentation for a month, you might have Herpes Simplex I infection which presents as cold sores and blisters in the mouth and gums. OTC preparations like zostrix (capsaicin) and blistix are helpful or you can seek medical attention and get an rx of valcycloir which is taken for 24 hours only, which will resolve this condition. ...Read more
I had blood clot removed from my gum/ lip area July 1 st. When I wear my denture it is still sore. How long will this take to heal completely?
Returning: Return to your Dentist for reevaluation. Your denture may need an adjustment. Uuy ...Read more
Around 4 weeks ago I broke up with my boyfriend. I was quite anxious - not eating or sleeping well and I started biting my bottom lip - not hard - just holding it with my top teeth. I now have a blister (not a cold sore) that won't heal?
History?: Has this happened before. If no resolution, I recommend a dental visit to determine the source and diagnosis for treatment. ...Read more
Maybe canker sore?: Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of the surface of the mouth that occur situationally, often in response to stressors, are bacterial or viral, & can be treated topically with many otc products that reduce local discomfort & potentially speed healing. However, oral/dental problems & a number of systemic diseases cause canker sore-like lesions--crohn's, behcet's, std (sexually transmitted). ...Read more
Why does this supposed zipper cut raw sore under my boyfriends penis head never heal. Its been almost 2 yrs. My boyfriend has claim since I met him almost 2 yrs ago that he has this zipper cut under his penis head that he had long before he ever met me th
Penis: I would suggest that he be evaluated by a urologist. Something doesn't sound quite right. ...Read more
Talk with your DR: About antiviral medications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mouth Sore: Yes. It provides some sort of relief.. ...Read more
One on my permanent front teeth got bumped really hard on someone's head knocking my tooth a little lose and very sore. Will it heal on its own?
It should...: But you would really be better off if a local dentist took a look and evaluated the damage. Internal problems cannot be determined without radiographs, and if the tooth was moved to a sightly different position, the premature contact with your other teeth when biting could cause bone recession and loss of the tooth. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
I used mouth sore relief liquid professional strength with20% benzocaine. It burned a large circle under my tongue and is very painful what can ido to help heal!?
Stop using the: Medication and consult with an ENT as soon as possible. You may require further treatment. ...Read more
Borofax: Keep the area moist wit a lip cream like borofax for accelerated healing. ...Read more
I've got a canker sore in my mouth right now and tomorrow I have to go to the dentistso should I go or let it heal first?
Burned roof of mouth a few days ago now it still is sore and tissue is swollen could be infected how can I heal it faster?
Without further: Additional injury, the burn should resolve in 10-14 days since the accident, probably another week for you. Sorry, no miracle treatments are available to speed that healing process. Avoid spicy foods and use bland toothpaste. Ask your dentist about a prescription rinse that can help soothe the area while it heals. Good luck! ...Read more
4yr old has 1 canker sore in the back, top part of mouth. How do I treat it? Will it heal on its own? Healing time?
I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti
This: This is a common problem I see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so I would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes I recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more
I have a sore on the roof of my mouth that's slow to heal. Which should I see, a dentist or doctor, if I want to have it looked at?
Contact dentist: See the dentist first. This can be as simple as a burn from hot food or something more involved. See the dentist and if they feel that you need to be referred for further evaluation, they will do so. ...Read more