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What Causes An Upper Lip Sore
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
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
Silicone: Gels. Biocorneum. Whyskin.Com has best prices. Lasers may activate cold sores so i wouldnt do that. Time will help too. ...Read more
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
What could cause white dots on inside upper right lip with localized swelling/redness and pain to the touch? Girlfriends lip is noticeably swollen.
Many causes: A great resource for information regarding burning mouth is www.Mayoclinic.Com. ...Read more
Abcessed tooth: An abcessed tooth will cause swelling in your cheek. This is an infection and needs to be treated or it will get worse. See a dentist asap. They usually will start with an antibiotic if an infection is found, and then discuss the treatment options with you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A couple things: If this is a snorkel that is new to you, it may be sensitivity to a component of the mouthpiece. Some older/cheaper snorkels may have latex rubber mouthpieces, to which you could be sensitive. You may also have been exposed to a piece of jellyfish or man-o'-war tentacle. This would cause a stinging or burning sensation as well. Mild swelling can also occur from exposure of sensitive tissue to sun. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most anything: This type of question is too complicated to answer in this type of forum. There could be any combination of causes depending on age, medications taken, allergies, physical ailments, etc. Please get yourself to a dentist or physician to have them try to solve this puzzle for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things!: Medications ( steroids, ssri inhibitors, psychotropic drugs certain cardiac meds and anti-hypertensives - the list is too long to include all!), medical conditions ( yeast infection, lichen planus, iron and certain vitamin deficiencies, reflux, hormonal issues- again too many to list here). The cause is multi-factoral and requires "medical detective " work to determine and often fruitless. ...Read more
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