I have this huge red lump on the side of


Q: I have this huge red lump on the side of my mouth. It started out with a cold sore but now its turned into this massive red lump and swollen. What should i do?

Symptoms:  Redness on face

A:   Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor.
I have read your query.

I have seen the attached photograph also.
I understand your concern.
As per details, it seems that you have developed infection of the area leading to swelling and pain.
In such cases, I prefer to advise oral antibiotics like Dicloxacillin and topical mupirocin 2 percent cream.
Anti inflammatory drugs like diclofenac also help in pain and swelling.
You should visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription.
You can share my opinion with him.

I hope it helps.
Stay healthy.

Related Q&A

Q: I am diagnosed with pvc. I did a echo, blood test and holter and all normal. I did stress test at the start of year a...

Q: I had to give this Ref ID : 423190. This is another follow up. So I know that my dad has an even bigger mole on hi...

Q: Hi, I just had a lymph node or so they think cut from my lower leg. It has been there for about five years. I have ha...

Q: Can I take coricidin HBO chest congestion & cough with flonase

Q: Stubbed my toe last night and my foot and ankle have been tingling and sore since. The toe is swollen and a little nu...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon