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I've had this for about three weeks now and am rather fed up of it. It's definitely not a cold sore - it looks more like a slightly crusty paper cut iyswim. I keep putting lip balm on it and trying not to open my mouth, but just as soon as I think it's about to heal it splits open again when I open my mouth too wide.
Short of not opening my mouth for a week, any ideas how to get rid of it? Magic potions etc?
Hm. I had a blood test about a year ago for something else which said that I had really low B12 levels. I was told it was right at the rock bottom of the 'normal' range - so quite low but because it was technically normal they didn't think I needed supplements. Could lack of B12 cause this then?
A slightly out there suggestion perhaps, but instead of vaseline or other creams to heal, try a lanolin based cream. The best is lanisoh nipple cream. This stuff is a miracle. Because it contains lanolin it means wounds don't need to be kept dry and stable to heal. I stick it on DD's thumb when she has sucked it raw, a busted blister on DH's sweaty foot that wouldn't heal. Everything heals with Lanisoh.