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    ulcer on lips

    Is there any word for the ulcer where the lips join together?

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    Re: ulcer on lips

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    Ulcers inside the mouth are usually called canker sores or mouth sores. I'm not sure there is a particular word for one that occurs on the lips. Perhaps cold sores? However, those are associated with herpes. Maybe just lip sores, if herpes isn't involved.

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    Re: ulcer on lips

    I found a word "fester" but not sure if it is commonly used..

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    Re: ulcer on lips

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    I haven't seen or heard "fester" used as a noun before, though I do see a noun listing for it in the dictionary. Are you looking for a medical term or a layman's term?

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    Re: ulcer on lips

    A sore at the corner of the mouth where the top lip meets the bottom lip is usually a cold sore (medical term: herpes simplex).
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