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Have a red sore inside upper lip. How to cure this?

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I have a red sore on the inside of my upper lip.
Posted Fri, 26 Apr 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Mamun Kabir 4 hours later

Welcome to healthcare magic.
Thank you for your query.

There are many causes of this lesion.
Apthous ulcer is the most common.
It is very painful.
It most commonly occurs in immunocompromized patient like diabetes mellitus.
This ulcer spontaneously heals within few days.
Local use of salicylic acid sometimes help.

The other possible causes in old age are fungal or bacterial infection, secondary syphilis, Crohn's disease, pemphigous & some malignancy.

It will be wise for you to consult your physician & get examined.

I hope I have been some help of your query.
Please write if you have any doubt.
Take care.
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