Cuts on inside of lip... any help?

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  1. mkmtrumpeter

    mkmtrumpeter New Friend

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    For a long time, I've been subject to getting nasty sores on the insides of my lips, which can make playing very difficult and extremely painful. I thought for a while that I just bit at my lips in my sleep, but when I got my wisdom teeth extracted my oral surgeon mentioned that they might be a type of ulcer. Either way, they're a major pain in the butt and I was wondering if anyone knew any sorts of remedies, home or otherwise, to help with these types of sores, because it gets in the way of my playing and as a music major, it's extremely inconvenient. Thanks!
     
  2. gbdeamer

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    Sounds nasty. I gargle with salt water if I ever get a cold sore in a bad spot. Maybe a mental thing but it seems to speed up the healing process.
     
  3. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If your teeth/lips are a pain in the butt, there are some body use issues that we should talk about..... :evil: ROFL

    Seriously, I also use salt water. You do need to check if you are damaging the lips by using too much force however. A dentist can see if there are some sharp edges on the teeth that could be polished.
     
  4. mkmtrumpeter

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    Rowuk,

    I've thought about it being my teeth, but I these tend to pop up in my sleep, even after days of light playing or a day I rest on for whatever reason... I may see if my teeth are catching my lips at night due to sharp edges. I never thought of getting them polished down. And I'll try doing salt water... I hate it lol I remember that's what they always told me to do when I had braces. I just let my chops get torn up and scarred up. Made them tougher in the end but I still get these random stupid sores out of nowhere every so often.
     
  5. Mamba21500

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    They could well be ulsars, as said by you dentist, so you might as well play it safe, and eat your 5 a day! (if you don't have that in America, it's a campaign run by the british national health service, trying to get people to eat more fruit! 5 a day in fact!
     
  6. Vulgano Brother

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    If you have access to health care, see about getting some blood tests for your white-blood count. Maybe there is a systemic infection at work. Nasty idea, but worth checking.

    Good luck!
     
  7. Sofus

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    Today it´s common knowledge that gastric ulcers
    are caused by bacteria of a certain kind. I don´t
    know whether ulcers in the mouth is of any related
    kind, but I would certainly let a physician take a
    look at it. After all, this may not be within the field
    of competence that a dentist has . . .
     
  8. mkmtrumpeter

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    First of all, it was my oral surgeon, not my dentist, so this guy knows the mouth inside and out. Second, I've heard the same thing from doctors on a number of occasions as well that it's either an ulcer of some kind or canker sores or that I just bite my lips. I got a hold of a medication for them, so we'll see if it helps at all... fingers crossed.
     
  9. Sofus

    Sofus Forte User

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    My mistake, Mary Kate! Sorry!

    We´ll all cross our fingers for you!!
     
  10. mkmtrumpeter

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    No worries :) And thanks. I hate these stupid things... It would be oh so convenient as a trumpet player and really just as a human being if they would just disappear... no such luck so far :D
     

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