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I have tiny white bumps on the lower part of my upper lip. I don't feel any pain or soreness. What may be the cause of this?

I have tiny white bumps on the lower part of my upper lip. I don't feel any pain or soreness. What may be the cause of this?

Usually benign: Tiny white lumps on the lip are usually benign, but hard to say with out seeing. If they persist, please show them to your doctor. ...Read more

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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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What can be done for a red scar right above my upper lip caused by a cold sore?

What can be done for a red scar right above my upper lip caused by a cold sore?

Silicone: Gels. Biocorneum. Whyskin. Com has best prices. Lasers may activate cold sores so I wouldn't do that. Time will help too. ...Read more

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White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

White painful sore on the inside of my upper lip. It's near the gum but on the lip and painful. Is this a canker sore? Ulcer? What caused it? Cures?

Mouth sore: It sounds like an aphthous ulcer. The exact cause is not certain but can be related to stress or sickness. The treatment is to address the symptoms. The duration usually limits to approximately two weeks. For cases of frequent occurances supplements have been suggested. Consult with you dentist to determine exact diagnosis and they can provide meds and even laser treatment to speed up healing. ...Read more

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My upper lip is aching for a couple of days, almost like a burning sensation. What might be the possible causes of it?

Herpes labialis: Could be a sign of an oncoming oral herpes outbreak. Here is some information:

http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.htm ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a big cold sore on my upper lip?

What could I do to cure a big cold sore on my upper lip?

See your oral surgeo: Many times if it is there for more then 2 weeks oral surgeon can furher take sample of tissue and check out in a lab what is the cause. If it is more then 2 weeks I will not wait too long may be you have serious problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tingling, slightly sore above upper lip. Could it be herpes?

Possibly yes: What you describe can certainly be the signs of a pending herpes flare-up. You should see your doctor. Early recognition and treatment can reduce the severity and length of a flare-up. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has a unbroken cold sore on his upper lip he performed oral sex on me am I in line of catching it or is that only when it's broken open?

Yes: Herpes simplex is contagious especially when there is a sore or blister (regardless of whether it's open or not). Herpes is even contagious without having any visible lesions. There is viral shedding preceding appearance if a blister which can be passed on by contact usually with kissing. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a cold sore on my upper lip fast?

What could I do to cure a cold sore on my upper lip fast?

Comfortable: 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

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I have painful lump inside upper lip, could it be a cold sore?

Lip lump: If it's an ulcer that has been there a few days than maybe. But usually cold sores on on the dry part of the lip and aren't lumpy. There are other things, like mucoceles (come after accidentally biting the lip) or tumors (including cancer) that could be the cause. Get it checked out if it isn't going away. ...Read more

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Half of my upper lip is swollen! Possibly from a cold sore. What do you suggest?

Half of my upper lip is swollen! Possibly from a cold sore. What do you suggest?

A volatile solvent: Many times a herpetic (cold sore) lesion can be aborted if caught in the premonition phase (when you feel the burning sensation) by the topical application of a volatile solvent such as ether or chloroform.
I should be applied topically with a q-tip and sparingly. Dab it with the solvent three or four times and repeat a few hours later. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a cold sore in the middle of my upper lip but it doesn't really look like one?

How can I know if I have a cold sore in the middle of my upper lip but it doesn't really look like one?

Cold sores: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. If uncertain - your doctor can determine. ...Read more

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A small bump just appeared on my upper lip, not on the edge more to the center, from stepping outside. Cold sore maybe?

A small bump just appeared on my upper lip, not on the edge more to the center, from stepping outside. Cold sore maybe?

Cold sores are hollo: Typically on the outside at the border of the red. If it recurs in the same place then cold sore is just about the only possibility, otherwise dermatologic conditions are hard to diagnose without seeing them.
Cold sores are hollow, fluid filled, and temporary--going into healing in under a week. Warts, moles, tumors, other infections don't heal up as fast and need treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bump in the middle of my upper lip that feels like a little growth. I am wondering if it could be a cold sore.

Lip papule: If it is very recent and tender that is possible, but other causes should be considered (mucous cyst, papilloma). Cold sores also usually resolve fairly quickly, so if this has been there for a few weeks a cold sore is not likely. ...Read more

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I've had intermittent tingling on a part of my upper lip for 48 hours, nothing else. If it were a cold sore, would it already have erupted by now?

Poss cold sore: This can signal the emergence of a cold sore. Hopefully none will appear. Watch the area closely. If the tingling persists beyond another day or two or gets worse schedule an appointment with your doctor to review your overall health. Good luck, I hope you avoid the cold sore! ...Read more

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Tingling on upper lip for 2 days, now tingling on bottom lip for 4 days. Now lips been burning for like 5 days. Never had a sore b4. What could this be?

Tingling on upper lip for 2 days, now tingling on bottom lip for 4 days. Now lips been burning for like 5 days. Never had a sore b4. What could this be?

Tingling: Is it one side or both? If one side may be from your dental nerve which could be teeth or bite related? If not there are may causes including vitamin deficiency. See your doctor to check it out ...Read more

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Help identifying a pimple vs a cold sore on upper lip?

Lip lesion: Both start out red but a cold sore will start to blister unlike a pimple that will be hard and no blister. Above all, resist the urge to pick! ...Read more

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What's the definitive way to determine if this white, swollen bump on my upper lip is a cold sore?

Needs to be seen: Unfortunately, we can't diagnose situations such as this without actually seeing you in person. See your dentist or a physician for a proper diagnosis. Even if we described what a cold sore looks like, without professional experience and training, you should not diagnose yourself. ...Read more

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I've had this small pimple on my upper lip for about 5 days and it's going down a little but spreading like a cold sore do you know what this is?

Cold sore: Without seeing it we cannot be sure but based of the location it is likely a cold sore which is a virus (herpes simplex 1) which is not your std variety although you can also get that one on your lip as well. ...Read more

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A car door hit my upper lip & I got a fat lip. Should I worry about my upper central incisor? The tooth isn't sore & it doesn't hurt to eat or chew.

A car door hit my upper lip & I got a fat lip. Should I worry about my upper central incisor? The tooth isn't sore & it doesn't hurt to eat or chew.

Should be OK: If the tooth is not loose or painful, I would not be worrying too much. The trauma to the lip caused it to swell but that should subside in a couple of days. If it is not painful, no need to do anything. If it is too sore, motrin/aleve/tylenol may help. If things don't get better or if worsen over next couple of days, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more