What other symptoms might occur with a lip sore?
Lip sores may accompany other symptoms, which will vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that frequently affect the lips may also involve other body systems.
Mouth symptoms that may occur along with lip sores
Lip sores may accompany other symptoms affecting the mouth including:
- Burning feeling
- Cracked lips or mouth corners
- Development of small bumps or blisters
- Dry mouth
- Itchy feeling
- Redness, warmth or swelling
Other symptoms that may occur along with lip sores
Lip sores may accompany symptoms related to other body systems. Such symptoms may include:
- Body aches
- Enlargement of lymph nodes
- Feeling very thirsty
- General ill feeling
- Stuffy nose or nasal condition
Symptoms that might indicate a serious condition
In some cases, lip sores may occur with other symptoms that might indicate a serious condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have lip sores along with other serious symptoms including:
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
What is a lip sore?
A lip sore is a blister, bump, lesion or ulcer occurring on the lips. The surface of the sore may be broken and bleeding or may be crusted or scabbed. The lip sore may be painful, tender or irritating and may look red and swollen.... Read more about lip sore introduction
What causes a lip sore?
Lip sores have many causes. The type and severity of lip sore will vary with the underlying cause. Lip sores are often the result of minor trauma, such as biting your lip or eating extremely hot food. Other common causes of lip sores include herpes simplex virus infection resulting in a cold sore, as well as canker sores. Less commonly, lip sores may be a symptom of an underlying disease or serious condition, such as cancer or infection.... Read more about lip sore causes