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The other night I had some delicious mushroom and shrimp spaghetti. Following this, I noticed a weird tingle on my lip and I tasted blood on my tongue. When I went to the mirror it looked like a long crack or scratch on the right side of my bottom lip. I ran to the pharmacist who barely glanced at it and told me it was a cold sore. She gave me abreva and Carmex and sent me on my way. Her diagnosis seemed quick and didn't sit right with me but I complied.

I applied the Abreva 5 times that night like the package said. When I woke up the next morning I made an appointment with my doctor for later in the afternoon, and then went to the mirror. The crack/fissure/ scratch was completely gone and flattened. When my doctor examined it later in the day, she looked at the spot 3 times and said she did not think it was a cold sore. No blistering formed. It just seemed like a crack in the lip that bled a little. She told me to stop using the abreva and to keep my lip moisturized.

When I got home I had a ham and cheese sandwich with salt pepper and vinegar. Immediately after eating that the same crack appeared but now, on the left side of my lip! I emailed my doctor and she still believed it was not a cold sore. I applied tons of abreva which made the lip tingle. When I woke up this morning, the swelling had gone down, but the crack/fissure is still there.

Both fissures resembled skinny scratches/cuts. When I put abreva there's a lot of tingling and it seems to help. I emailed my doc and she said sometimes the active ingredients in medications work well for more than one ailment. But she just does not think its a cold sore based on my symptoms and looking at it.


what do you guys think it is?

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