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What Are The Causes Of Cold Sores On Lips
Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes. ...Read more
Be sure of diagnosis: Get examined please. Canker sores are common aphthous ulcers of 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 to mention a few. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Two different things: Cankers (recurrent aphthous ulcers) are an "auto-immune" type reaction to trauma/stress (such as biting your lip). They occur on the loose membranes of your lips, cheeks and floor of the mouth. Your dentist can treat with prednisone, laser or chemicals to cut pain. Cold sores are hsv. Abreva helps those some, but most need doc rx. Both go away without treatment in 10-14 days (pain only 3-5 days). ...Read more
Canker sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Rec.: if not comfortable or concerned see a dentist for soft tissue laser treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Herpes simplex virus: Cold sores are a re-activation of latent herpes simplex virus infection, at the corners of the mouth or elsewhere. Not all sores at the corners of the mouth are cold sores, though; more commonly, cracking or oozing of the skin here represents "angular cheilitis"--the result of frequent exposure to saliva, and may become secondarily infected by bacteria or yeast. See your dentist for more info. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not the same : recurrent aphthous ulcers and other ulcers in the mouth are not the same. Causes of ulcers are many: Viral infections, particularly herpes simplex and herpes zoster Other infectious agents (Candida albicans and bacteria) Trauma Tobacco or irritating foods or chemicals Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cause of Aphthous ulcers is unclear. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is symptomatic. ...Read more
Pain , soreness: On the sore site (gum & lips, floor of mouth, tongue. ...Read more
Burning and pain: A cold sore is caused by a common virus-herpes simplex. They begin as a burning sensation in the lip area and this is followed by the formation of a blister. The blister ruptures and leaves a painful ulceration that then crusts over and heals within 10-14 days. There are some topical agents that can speed healing or abort the formation of the blister if caught early. ...Read more
Herpes of tongue: The herpes virus causes painful sores on the lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, inside the cheeks, and sometimes on the face and neck. It also can cause symptoms such as fever and muscle aches. The actual sores are usually easily characteristic and recognizable by an experienced health care practitioner. ...Read more
Possible\unlikely: It is very unusual but possible for cold sores caused by a virus to appear on the inside of the lip, and when they do, it is most common near the insider border of the lip. They appear more often in clusters and as a blister, unlike canker sores (aphthous ulcers) which occur only inside the mouth and usually as a single white ulcer surrounded by a red inflamed border. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Virus: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and is a very common infection to get. It is estimated that 90+% of population has been exposed to this virus in childhood. Usually it is triggered by stress, lack of sleep, excess sunlight etc.. Sometimes people get them recurrently or once in awhile or sometimes once then never again. It depends but can be treated by Acyclovir and related drugs too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy or Infection: There are many etiologies for lip blisters. Herpes simplex labialis affects many individuals and is due to a recurrent virus infection. It may be induced by stress, sunlight, and an underlying illness. Other causes include an allergy to a cosmetic ingredient. Systemic medications can also be associated with lip blisters. ...Read more
Virus/ allergy/ bac: There are many viruses, allergens and bacteria that can cause a cold and a cough. Most people will improve with time and many meds can help with symptoms. If symptoms persist more than 1 or 2 weeks or if they are severe seek out your doctor for help. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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