Bothersome sore on the inside of my lip -- what is it? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-23-2008, 09:44 AM - Thread Starter
 
acannon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 1,132
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have this sore, for lack of a better term, on the inside of my lower lip. It's right in front of my right canine tooth. I don't know what it could be. It's not any type of cold sore that I know of. I have never had a cold sore so I don't know if there's any that occur on the inside of the mouth. The only guess I can come up with as to what it might be is a sore from biting myself. I sometimes chew the insides of my mouth without realizing it and get sores, but it's usually on the insides of the cheeks. It's been there for about four days, though, and it's not going away. It's starting to hurt when I eat and it's just really bothersome. Is that what this is? Is there anything I can do to make it go away?
acannon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-23-2008, 12:55 PM
 
FrannieP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 936
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It should go away on it's own as long as it doesn't get infected. You can try holding some hydrogen peroxide in the mouth for a bit and spit it out.

Could be a food allergy. I get this when I eat nuts.
FrannieP is offline  
Old 03-23-2008, 02:14 PM
 
amydep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a canker sore to me. I get them when I eat too much citrus. Try eating some yogurt or probiotics - they usually help heal them faster for me. Also, like PP said, dab with hydrogen peroxide on a q-tip. If you need temporary pain relief you can always try anbesol. Canker sores are completely unrelated to cold sores. Cold sores are a form of the herpes virus, canker sores are not. Also, canker sores happen on the inside of the mouth where cold sores happen on the outside generally. Hope this helps!! They are very painful - I agree!
amydep is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off