Causes of Lip sore:
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Lip sore. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
12.Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
But in In general the following most common:
1) People are often allergic to products containing petroleum and even some products labeled â€œhypoallergenicâ€. Occasionally people are allergic to their toothpaste and more often to their lipstick/lip balm. Many people are allergic to Neosporin and Chap Stick. I recommend Mentholatum Lip Balm often. It comes in tube, like Chap Stick. There are also homeopathic remedies to detox the body of what it is allergically responding to.
2) Sores on the outside corners of the mouth are usually vitamin deficienciesâ€”especially vitamin B6.
3) Sores on the top and bottom lip edge are often allergies to something being put on the lips and often this can be aggravated by sunshine.
4) Canker sores, herpes sores and cold sores are often related to what it is in the personâ€™s life that they are â€œbiting their tongueâ€ about or not saying out loud and is also accentuated by stress, poor diet, not enough raw foods, and sleep issues (in combination of course).
5) Sores inside the lip and under the tongue can sometimes be viral in origin or an allergy to something. I know a few people who are allergic to nutmeg which causes a little vesicle to form under the tongue on the frenulum.
6) White sores on the mouth are usually caused from yeast (Candida). Try getting a lip product that contains Myrrh essential oil. You will also have incorporate lifestyle changes to overcome the yeast inside your system.
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Home Care :
Mouth sores generally last 10 to 14 days, even if you don’t do anything. They sometimes last up to 6 weeks. The following steps can make you feel better:
- Gargle with cool water or eat popsicles. This is particularly helpful if you have a mouth burn.
- Avoid hot beverages and foods, spicy and salty foods, and citrus.
- Take pain relievers like acetaminophen.
For canker sores:
- Rinse with salt water.
- Apply a thin paste of baking soda and water.
- Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 1 part water and apply this mixture to the lesions using a cotton swab.
Nonprescription preparations, like Orabase, can protect a sore inside the lip and on the gums. Blistex or Campho-Phenique may provide some relief of canker sores and fever blisters, especially if applied when the sore initially appears.
Additional steps that may help cold sores or fever blisters:
- Apply ice to the lesion.
- Take L-lysine tablets.
Anti-viral medications for herpes lesions of the mouth may be recommended by your doctor. Some experts feel that they shorten the time that the blisters are present, while others claim that these drugs make no difference.
When to Contact a Medical Professional :
Call your doctor if:
- The sore begins soon after you start a new medication
- You have large white patches on the roof of your mouth or your tongue (this may be thrush or another type of lesion)
- Your mouth sore lasts longer than 2 weeks
- You are immunocompromised (for example, from HIV or cancer)
- You have other symptoms like fever, skin rash, drooling, or difficulty swallowing
Your doctor will perform a physical examination, focusing on your mouth and tongue. Medical history questions may include the following:
- Are the sores on your lips, gums, tongue, lining of your cheeks, or elsewhere?
- Are the sores open ulcers?
- Are there large, white patches on the roof of the mouth or on your tongue?
- How long have you had the mouth sores? More than 2 weeks?
- Have you ever had sores of this type before?
- What medications do you take?
- Do you have other symptoms like fever, sore throat, or breath odor?
Treatment may depend on the underlying cause of the mouth sore.
A topical anesthetic (applied to a localized area of the skin) such as lidocaine or xylocaine may be used to relieve pain (but should be avoided in children).
An antifungal medication may be prescribed for oral thrush (a yeast infection).
An antiviral medication may be prescribed for herpes lesions (although, some feel that this does not shorten the length of time that the lesions are present)
Antibiotics may be prescribed for severe or persistent canker sores.
You can reduce your chance of getting common mouth sores by:
- Reducing stress and practicing relaxation techniques like yoga or meditation
- Avoiding very hot foods or beverages
You can avoid mechanical irritation by:
- Visiting your dentist right away if you have a sharp or broken tooth or misfitting dentures
- Chewing slowly
- Using a soft-bristle toothbrush
If you seem to get canker sores often, talk to your doctor about taking folate and vitamin B12 to prevent outbreaks.
If you get cold sores often, taking L-lysine tablets or increasing lysine in your diet (found in fish, chicken, eggs, and potatoes) may reduce outbreaks. DO NOT use L-lysine if you have high cholesterol, heart disease, or high triglycerides.
To prevent the spread of herpes sores, do not kiss or have oral sex with someone with a cold sore or fever blister. Do not participate in these activities when you have an active cold sore. Do not share razors, lip balm, toothbrushes, or lipsticks.
To prevent cancerous mouth lesions:
- Do not smoke or use tobacco.
- Limit alcohol to 2 drinks per day.
- Wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade your lips. Wear a lip balm with SPF 15 at all times.
Disclaimer: This information is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advise or help. It is always best to consult with a Physician about serious health concerns. This information is in no way intended to diagnose or prescribe remedies.This is purely for educational purpose