Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: ulcer on lips

  1. #1
    Rona 12 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like

    ulcer on lips

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

  2. #2
    SlickVic9000's Avatar
    SlickVic9000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,024
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: ulcer on lips

    (not a teacher)

    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.

  3. #3
    Rona 12 is offline Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Czech
      • Home Country:
      • Czech Republic
      • Current Location:
      • Czech Republic
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    105
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: ulcer on lips

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

  4. #4
    SlickVic9000's Avatar
    SlickVic9000 is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Posts
    1,024
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: ulcer on lips

    (not a teacher)

    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?

  5. #5
    emsr2d2's Avatar
    emsr2d2 is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    24,492
    Post Thanks / Like

    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).
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

Similar Threads

  1. [General] seal somebody’s lips
    By vil in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 20-Dec-2010, 17:39
  2. between the nose and the lips
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16-Apr-2009, 17:49
  3. lips
    By blouen in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Sep-2007, 03:11
  4. Lips being out?????????
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 23-Feb-2007, 14:47
  5. Lips
    By NewHope in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-Nov-2004, 02:30

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •