I have a mouth ulcer on the top inner tip

Patient : I have a mouth ulcer on the top inner tip. I have been ill lately with a 24 hour bug. I recently got the ulcer could I have done this by picking the skin of my lips when it's been dry. Thank you
Doctor :   Hi. Thanks for your query. Read and understood your history. You are suffering from a bug and developed this ulcer on the upper lip. The most probable reasons area: - Aphthous ulcer, this is about 2 to 3 mm, superficial ulcer with red margin and very painful. The exact cause of Aphthous is not known. It is thought due to disturbed gastrointestinal flora and infection of the intestines. The treatment is symptomatic only and with giving multi-vitamins as this is a self-limiting condition. - If the ulcer is long based, on the outer part of the lip, it is due to trauma you might have inflicted inadvertently due to biting or clearing the dead tissue over it. This too does not need much of the treatment other than applying the ointment to keep it wet. - If there is an intestinal infection, you need to take a 5-day course of an antibiotic I hope this answers your query well.

Related Q&A

Q: My girlfriend has been having brown discharge for four days now without any other symptoms of pregnancy we've had unp...

Q: Fell on my neck in a port activity. Since then I have some pain in my left arm it comes and goes, depends on my move...

Q: I am a 55-year old NYC woman who flew to Vienna for a wedding and a European holiday. After exiting the airplane 3 da...

Q: Good morning. Several months ago I saw an ENT for persistent throat clearing. My chief complaint was constant post na...

Q: Hello. :( I've had some amount of rectal bleeding for a couple of days now, there's blood from there in the toilet ev...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews