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Upper lip sore and irritable. Why is it swollen now? What can it be?

Yes concerned about under the inside of my upper lip right where it comes down toward my lower lip was sore around the edge last night felt sore and irritated, this morning it is slightly swollen and sore in that area? never had this before appears there may be a tiny sore spot under my top lip right where it would touch my left front tooth if my mouth is shut. I have regular dental check ups and very good oral health as a rule what might this be?
Asked On : Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

According to your clinical symptoms i suppose that white spot on the inner surface of the tongue can be due to aphthous ulceration, this can occur due to trauma, viatmin deficiencies, immunologic disorders.
Apply cortisone acetate topically over te affected area.
Start taking multivitamin suplements.
Avoid eating of hot and spicy food stuffs and carbonated drinks.
Take complete balanced vitamin rich diet, drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated.
Take lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash rinses.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Sore spot seen on the inner surface of the upper lip can be a apthous ulcer .

apthous ulcers are painful and may caused due recurrent trauma to the lip mucosa or
It may be caused due to several reasons like deficiency or certain vitamins especially vitamin B12 and vitamin C.

start with multivitamin supplements for 7 to 10 days and vitamin C lozenges will help in resolving the problem.

avoid alcohol , carbonated drinks , tobacco chewing and smoking as these may worsen the area affected.

Apply oral antiseptic ,analgesic ointments like dentogel or mucogel topically over the affected area

The ulcer will subside slowly and gradually in 2 to 3 weeks.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Gunjan Gupta's  Response
Hello Keepin,
I read your problem,as you said you never had this sort of problem before it could be either apthous ulcer or lip nothing to get will be all right with in 4-5 days,if not please visit to your dentist.take care
Dr.Gunjan Gupta
Answered: Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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Dentist, Periodontics Dr. Avinash BS's  Response
D.ear Keepin,

I guess you are having an ulcer on your labial mucosa (inside part of lip which is in contact with teeth) . It could be an apthous ulcer or traumatic ulcer (traumatic ulcer occurs if you have accidentally bitten your lip or if any sharp object has come in contact with your lip, this could have also happened while having food or while brushing ) . There are various causes for apthous ulcer to occur, but generally apthous ulcers are recurrent. Since this is the first time you are having this problem it is most likely a traumatic ulcer or a mucocele, which has ruptured. Anyways wait for 3-4 days, symptoms should reduce or completely subside. If symptoms doesn't subside even after 4 days visit a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Take care

Answered: Sat, 4 Aug 2012
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response
Hi Keepin,
Thanks for writing to us.
Upper lip has ulcerated due to the lips coming in contact with the upper front teeth-
This is caused due to-
Protruded maxilla.
Protruded upper front teeth.
Hypertonic lips.
I would advice you to apply dologel on the affected site.
Protruded upper front teeth can be corrected using orthodontic appliances.
Make sure that proper lip seal is attained after treatment.
Use chlorhexidine and warm saline rinse to gargle.
Take care.
Answered: Thu, 9 May 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This is aphthous ulcer ...
If the oral hygiene is OK > Injury / Infection (virus esp H simplex) / Vitamin deficiency (commonly B-complex, especially riboflavin) / stress - are some of the common factors.
A doctor - Internist, Dentist or Dermatologist should have a look...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Fri, 10 May 2013
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