Bumps that are formed on the lips are usually referred to as sores. There are different types of sores. Each and every type of sore is caused by different entities. Almost all types of bump on lips sores are caused by infections. Infections that are either caused by bacteria or viruses. These infections can spread through contact.
Lip sores can be of different severity. They can be either very painful and can last a long time, or they can be painlessand less dangerous comparatively. People who usually go to the doctor and say that, “I have a red bump on my lip that doesn’t hurt” suffer from the latter. There are different causative agents that cause Lip bumps. They are described below.
Different Causative agents of Red Bumps on Lips
There are many factors that might lead to red bumps on lips. Many are infectious and many are caused by minor abnormalities.
The factor due to which sores are caused the most is through Herpes Simplex.
Herpes simplex is a virus that causes oral and genital herpes. Lip sores are a result of Oral Herpes.
Oral herpes is a very common condition with teens and young adults. Oral herpes is caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus. The virus can be transmitted from person to person. When the first infection is caused, the virus becomes dormant. The dormant virus then becomes active after a few days again. The virus can be transmitted through personal contact. It can also be transmitted if a person used any shared items with the infected person. The items can be razors, towels or dishes. It can cause sores and blisters on the lips, gums and inner sides of the cheeks. The blisters can be very painful and irritating.
Red Bumps on my lip that doesn’t hurt
Where there are bumps like cold sores and canker sores, that hurt a lot and cause a lot of irritation, there are also some that are painless and don’t hurt as much as the cold sores. Painless red bumps are not usually dangerous. But in some cases, it can be a sign of oral cancer. The non-dangerous type of painless bumps is called Fordyce spots. Fordyce spots are formed when the sebaceous glands perform their job in a place they are not supposed to be. This causes red spots to appear on the skin or the lips. These spots are painless and usually disappear in a day or two. I you every go to a mirror and say to yourself, “why do I have a red bump on my lip that doesn’t hurt?”, then the answer is that you probably have Fordyce spots and are harmless.
Most oral cancers start from the most delicate areas of the skin. Lips are one of the most delicate parts of the skin. Cancer usually builds up on these cells. Later on, these cancer cells spread inwards and cause the condition to me much more severe. The symptoms of oral cancer include formation of unusual bumps on lips and other oral areas. The bumps can be painless but they are very hard to get rid of. Sometimes, the bumps might hurt and they can hurt very badly.
It’s best to get regular checkups.