What's On My Lip?

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What's On My Lip?
What's On My Lip?

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What's on my lip?

The swelling and sores that appear on the lips can be painful and uncomfortable. Most often they are not very dangerous and go away without treatment, but sometimes medical intervention may be required.

"What's on my lip?"
"What's on my lip?"

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The swelling and sores that appear on the lips can be painful and uncomfortable. Most often they are not very dangerous and go away without treatment, but sometimes medical intervention may be required.

Lip lesions can vary in size and surface, and may have different symptoms.


Herpes is a common viral infection, a common symptom of an exacerbation of which is the appearance of sores on the lips. The sores are usually covered with vesicles with fluid, itching, and painful.

Ulcers, which are popularly called "fever" - a source of infection for other people, the virus is transmitted by airborne droplets. Herpes, or rather ulcers, go away on their own in about a week. It is currently not possible to completely cure the infection.

Vesicular stomatitis

It is also a viral disease. It is accompanied by:

an increase in temperature;

  • loss of appetite;
  • sore throat and mouth;
  • feeling unwell;
  • a rash in the mouth that turns into sores;
  • a rash on the hands, feet, buttocks, and groin.

The most common disease in children under 5 years of age. It is a very contagious but not very serious condition. Symptoms usually go away after 7-10 days.


This is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium treponema pallidum. More often it manifests itself on the genitals, but on the lips and oral mucosa is also not uncommon. Often starts with red, painless sores with a hard surface. Since the disease does not start acutely, many people do not immediately realize that it is a disease.

Oral candidiasis

It is a fungal infection caused by fungi of the genus Candida. They are present in small quantities in the mouth, but under certain conditions they can begin to multiply vigorously.

It is characterized by:

white plaques and spots on the mucous membrane of the lips, cheeks, pharynx;

  • redness and cracks in the corners of the mouth;
  • loss of taste;
  • ulceration of the oral mucosa;
  • pain when eating and swallowing.

The disease develops more often in people with weakened immunity.


An allergic reaction develops with increased sensitivity to certain substances. Allergy is accompanied by inflammation, as a result of which an itchy seal appears in the lip.

Allergens can be very different, including different foods and hygiene products. Allergies usually begin suddenly with rapid swelling of the lips that subside over time.

Fordyce granules

These are groups of small white or yellowish dots on or around the lips. It is a painless and non-contagious condition that is currently not considered a pathology.

These points are enlarged sebaceous glands that are on the lips and are normal, their function is to moisturize the skin.

Aphthous stomatitis

It is characterized by small, flat sores on the inside of the lips or cheeks and on the tongue. They appear more often at a young age.

The sores are painful but not contagious. Their appearance is associated with damage to the mucous membrane when eating. The problem goes away on its own.


Mucoceles are small cysts caused by the retention of mucus in the tissues. This is a harmless condition that can cause seals on the lips. Such formations arise after minor injuries to the mucous membrane, when the ducts of small glands are closed. Mucocele often clears up on its own.

Milia or whiteheads

These are small white cysts on the surface of the skin. They are more common in children, usually on the face, including the lips. This is the result of the retention of dead cells in the pores of the skin. This is a safe condition and usually requires no intervention.

Perioral dermatitis

A common skin condition that resembles acne or rosacea (rosacea): it looks like a reddish rash, similar to small pimples, around the mouth and on the chin. It is thought to be caused by various hygiene products or skin contact with toothpaste.

Lip cancer

Sometimes, lumps or sores on the lip can be a sign of cancer. Its risk factors include smoking, alcohol abuse, and prolonged exposure to sunlight. More often men are ill. For the initial stages of lip or oral cavity cancer, the presence of a sore is characteristic, which does not heal for a long time.

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