What is this painful bump on my lip?
August 5, 2012 4:54 PM Subscribe
Fungal lip infection, cold sore/fever blister, something else??
posted by hellameangirl to Health & Fitness (28 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So I just got back home (Los Angeles) after a short trip to Chicago and I have a puffy, painful lip issue. My first thought was it must be a fever blister or cold sore, but I've never had one before and I was under the impression that usually people get those due to a virus and have frequent 'flare-ups'. So since I was wondering if its something else and how to treat it.
A little background, I bit the inside of my cheek about five days ago which developed into a canker sore and has been irritating ever since. Thats about an inch and a half inside my mouth. This new thing is on the same side but on my top lip near the corner...could the 2 ailments be related, like the bite wound got infected and spread? Other things that might be worth noting is that:
-- its (the lip thing) white and bumpy, not red or open
--I have a temperature of 99.2 (not sure if that counts as a fever)
--it was very hot and muggy in Chicago, not the climate I'm used to
--I did use someone else's chapstick at one point but she had no visible sores
--it was a "party" trip so I consumed a lot of alcohol
--traveling was slightly stressful
--I'm a 33 yr old lady
I coincidentally have a doctor's appointment Friday for chronic anal fissures* so I'll have him check out my lip too but wondering if any one has ideas of how I can heal my lip in the mean time. Thanks!
*this makes me a bit paranoid that I may have some underlying health issue that is causing these uncomfortable abrasions to my orifices..could there be a connection here??