what is the best treatment for lip biting

What is the best treatment for a cold sore created from lip biting or trauma?

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Dr. Randall Stastny
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Bacitracin


If it is just a traumatic wound then the best treatment is keep it clean and well coated with bacitracin ointment. If it is actually a "cold sore" then you probably need an anti-viral medication as well.
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How do I cure a round raised red pinhead sized bump on my lip? This is new but I've had HPV for years. Could this be from biting my lip?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease
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See a doctor


Without being able to see and examine you it is impossible to diagnose this. Go see someone you trust and have it looked at.
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What does lip biting mean?

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Dr. James A. Vito
Prosthodontics

Nervous habit


Nervous habit. Stop it when you catch yourself doing it. It takes 21 days to break a habit
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Nail Health

Do's And Don'ts

Excessive Nail Biting is sometimes a symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

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What exactly is lip biting?

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LIP BITING


It is mannerism or sign of nervousness biting the lips.
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Is lip biting caused by anxiety?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
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BFRBs & Anxiety


Lip biting is a Body-Focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) - like hair pulling & nail biting. BFRBs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin (like cracked skin on lips). BFRBS can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in BFRBs can help.
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Nail Health

Do's And Don'ts

Bitter tasting products (Stop the Bite) applied to the nails can stop biting fast!

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Methods to stop lip biting habit?

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Dr. Leland Orlov
Clinical Psychology
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Cognitive behaviorTx


If lip biting has been occurring over a relatively brief period of time, I would encourage the individual to become more conscious or aware and making a mental note, or instead by keeping a daily journal of all the details; if the behavior continues I would recommend a therapist who practices CBT.
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What can I do to avoid lip biting?

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Dr. Gabriel Malouf
Cosmetic Dentistry
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Know why.


To avoid it, you need to know the cause. Most lip biting is related to a [bad] habit or the way you bite (occlusion). The first one has the simplest (and sometimes the hardest) solution: stop doing it. The second involves balancing and aligning your bite to keep you teeth from pinching: the solution could be orthodontics, crowns, new dentures (if you use these), or other treatment. Ask your DDS.
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How can I stop nail and lip biting?

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Difficult!


Nail biting is a very difficult habit to break. One thing you could do is have your child keep his hands covered with gloves to break the cycle of nail biting. Gently removing the childs fingers from their mouth each time you notice them biting is another method. In pharmacies, if you can find it, is nail biters liquid. This is a very bitter liquid painted on to the nails, and discourages biting
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What helps lip biting when nervous?

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Attend / Substitute


You have to notice when you are doing it. Ideally try to notice what the feelings or thoughts are that precede it. Usually to pay attention to something it helps to track it. A log on your cell phone or on a piece of paper. Time, Thought, Emotion. Then try to substitute something else - When you feel the urge perhaps say the word "relax" to yourself and imagine yourself someplace relaxing.
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Can biting lip cause painless lump?

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Lump


Yes, this is called a "traumatic fibroma" which is simply scar tissue under the mucosa in your mouth. It is simply removed via a laser. You should have it checked to confirm that this is the true diagnosis. It is very common and easily taken care of. Jeffrey Briney, D.D.S.
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