I am 12 days post-op and I have the worst cold sore I've ever had in my life on my lower lip. I'm trying to figure out what caused this... I guess it could be from the stress on my body from surgery... I read somewhere that it could be from cracked lips and/or the anesthesia from surgery. I hate this stupid cold sore.... anybody else get one after surgery??
I saw a post yesterday that said Vitamin B12 took care of her cracked lips...maybe that could help?
I've never had one this bad.. half of my lip is swollen... looks like I've been punched in the mouth. I've been putting Campho Phenique on it to dry it out... Usually, if I do that at the first sign, it doesn't get bad, but this time it didn't help. Ugh. I called and left a message with my doctor just now.
The nurse called back. She said that it's not a "common" thing after surgery but my immune system is probably low and that's what caused it. She said for me to go to my family physician... which I can't do because we have 6 inches of snow. I'll just use the campho phenique until it goes away.