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mouth blister

I have a small fluid filled blister on the inside of my bottom lip.  It has been there for over a month now.  I am not sure what it could be.  It gets really big and I pop it because I can barely chew my food without biting it.  It has a clear, gooey liquid in it and sometimes a little bit of blood.  After I pop it, it is small for a day or so then it puffs up again.  My mother in law suggested I use allum on it.  This seems to make it smaller, but as soon as I stop putting it on the blister it gets big again peroxide seems to have the same effect.  Help!  I am so frustrated!  Any ideas as to what it could be???  
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Hello,
Without examination,it is difficult to confirm a diagnosis, but from your description it looks like a mucocele.It is a rubbery, bubblelike painless swelling. It is usually inside the lower lip,under the tongue or the inside of mouth and caused mainly by biting the lips or trauma during eating of food.

Usually it goes away on its own.But if it does not,then corticosteroid injections and surgical removal by scalpel or laser are done by a dermatologist.It then has to be differentiated from other mucocutaneous lesions also.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Thank you so much.  I looked up picture on the internet of mucocutaneous lesions and I think that is exactly what I have.  I am going to the dentist today.  I hope he can help me out.  I will let you know what he says.

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The dentist agreed is was a mucocele.  It is being removed...yeah!!!  Thanks again for the information.
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