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What causes a pinching pain at the left side of the vermillion border?

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Posted on Fri, 9 Apr 2021
Question: hello doctor
since today early morning the left side vermillion border close to the centre point of the vermillion border hurts. it feels lie a pinching pain sometimes. the skin below the lip also burns . its been 10 days since the dental cleaning. i am so scared doctor . what should i do ? should i start taking any anti precautionary tablets or creams. i am so stressed out and freaked out . please help me . i should tell you the lower set of teeth gums are also hurting me for the past two days especially the gums between the centre of two teeths is slightly swollen and it hurts ( can this pain be causing the lip pain also which is just outside - i mean if you press that part of lip which i am mentioning to you it will touch that part of gum which i am mentioning right now) hope you got me .
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Pain on the lip is most likely related to gum pain

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I have seen the attached photographs and gone through your complaints.
The pictures are fine and there are no signs of herpes.
There is no need of any precautionary medicines and creams.
This pain and burning seems to be related to the gum pain you are having.
I would recommend you to take anti inflammatory medicines like tablet ibuprofen.
It will help in relieving your symptoms.
Also continue with hydrocortisone cream and sebamed lip balm.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (18 minutes later)
Hello doctor
I will attach few more pics that I took just few seconds before. There is a small rash like in the skin below the lips just below. It kind of hurts when touched and also sometimes itchs. Now i have few questions
1) it’s been 10 days since that dental cleaning should I still be scared of herpes what do you think in this case?
2) my lips both the corners feels dry inspire of me applying lip balm three to four times s day any problem in that?
3)should I keep a watch on the vermillion border I mean look out ? Please suggest and help me
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Keep it under observation for another 2-3 days

Detailed Answer:
There is slight redness below the lower lip but its not a herpetic rash.
I don't think you need to be scared of herpes.
The incubation period of herpes infection is 3-12 days.Already 10 days have passed.
You can keep it under observation for another 2-3 days.
You have a dry and sensitive skin.
I would recommend you to apply lip balm every 2-3 hours during the day time.
You can keep a watch on the vermillion border for another 2-3 days.
Otherwise I don't think you will contract herpes infection from a dental instruments.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Hello doctor
Do you doubt something .... is that the reason you told me to keep watch. I did touch the rash couple of times and I do not remember whether I then touched face or my dress? Is it ok then. Also earlier you mentioned that incubation period is 5 days now 3-12 days . So is it exactly till 12 th day I should keep a watch I am asking you this because today is 11th day . Please could you clarify me these it’s so terrifying and scared
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Don’t worry, nothing will happen

Detailed Answer:
Don’t worry!!
I just asked you to keep it under observation as you are too anxious and stressed out.
You won’t get herpes.
Even if you have touched your face or dress nothing will happen.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (3 hours later)
Hello Doctor
I have taken few pics of the left side vermillion border ( I feel th border is slightly red ) although now I don’t feel any irritation as such. Actually I just got up from the sleep ( I slept for few hours ) is it normal . I am freaking out please help me
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Everything seems normal

Detailed Answer:
I have seen the newly attached photographs and everything seems normal.

There is no need to worry.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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What causes a pinching pain at the left side of the vermillion border?

Brief Answer: Pain on the lip is most likely related to gum pain Detailed Answer: Hi I have seen the attached photographs and gone through your complaints. The pictures are fine and there are no signs of herpes. There is no need of any precautionary medicines and creams. This pain and burning seems to be related to the gum pain you are having. I would recommend you to take anti inflammatory medicines like tablet ibuprofen. It will help in relieving your symptoms. Also continue with hydrocortisone cream and sebamed lip balm. Regards Dr Asmeet