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Three days ago I found that I had a white spot where my lip meets my jaw. I thought it would go away but it hasnt yet. Its gotten bigger and is painfull when I eat. People tell me its kanker sore but ive had those before , nothing like this has ever happened. Does anyone know what this is ? Is it serious or something small? Any advise would help Sad
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replied February 29th, 2004
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It sounds like an ulcer. I get them usually right before I get sick. The good news is that they aren't anything serious and they will go away on their own. The bad news is that they usually last for about a week and can sometimes (depending on size and location) be really painful. What I have found works the best is before you brush your teeth or eat, put ambesol or camphophenique on it. They can be found at any drug store and while they taste nasty, they will numb the area so you can brush your teeth or eat without being in a lot of pain. I have found that the first couple of days when the ulcer is just starting its just kind of annoying more than anything else. Then there is usually 2-3 days when it is really painful and then after that a couple of days when it is annoying before it finally goes away on its own. Usually lasts about a week. Hope it starts going away soon - its nothing serious but just tends to be annoying. Good luck!
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replied January 28th, 2010
White spots on upper inner lip
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replied August 10th, 2010
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I looked this subject up because I also have a white spot on the inside of my lower lip and I am trying to find if it is something serious like the start of an abscess. This is the second one that I have gotten in the span of 2-3 months.

katedog84, if you want these to go away in a day or so put a small amount propolis tincture on the white spot positioning your lip as flat as possible for as much of the tincture to remain as long as possible. Exhale out of your mouth until you see it starting to dry. Do that as many times a day as you feel like (at least once) and it should disappear like you wouldn't believe.
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replied February 14th, 2012
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my son has had a white spot on his bottom lip for a few months now and now 2 more have come up on his lip.what are they? do i have to worry?
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replied March 26th, 2012
i just found that i have multiple white dots in on the top right corner of my mouth..theres 2-3 groups of around 3-6..what are they?
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replied April 24th, 2012
I discovered mine 3days after i had fallen ill to maleria. Just before then, i couldnt swallow my own silver because it hurts like blow on the face. Just this morning i was brushing ma mouth this time with a mirror in front of me and lo i saw this cluster of white spots deep inside my mouth. I also tried touching it, though painful but i discovered it was getting off. Should i tried forcing dem out wit my nails?
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replied October 2nd, 2012
Hi whomever it may concern,Although I can't diagnose online you seem to be describing an infected or irritated minor salivary gland. If you push your tongue against the inside of your lower lip you will feel many small bumps, these are minor salivary glands. I would suggest that you don't pull it out with a tweezer, but try to leave it alone and let it heal.

It is unlikely that you and your girlfriend have the same condition, although they may look similar, as what you are describing does not sound transmissible or viral.

Canker sores are different in appearance and etiology. Canker sores only occur on movable mucosa, tongue, inner lip, cheek, they have an unknown etiology and they appear as small breaks in the oral mucosa with a yellow center and slightly raised red halo around the break in the skin. Canker sores tend to go a millimeter or two into the connective tissue (the tissue below the skin) are under one centimeter in size and are typically more painful than you would think, kind of like a paper cut is more painful than you think it could be. Canker sores are also self limiting and will heal on there own in under ten days.

If it does not resolve on its own within the next two weeks you should consider having it checked out by a health care provider, preferably an oral health care specialist. You can also see if your college has a health care clinic or an affiliation with a local hospital or dentist to receive lower cost or sliding scale cost treatment.

I hope this helps.

Trey Seldon
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