Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Mysterious sore on inner bottom lip.

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Mysterious Brown Sore
Mysterious Brown Sore  

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MBS 2  
Earlier today, I noticed a very tiny white spot on the inside of my bottom lip. It doesn't hurt or tingle or itch in anyway. I can vaguely feel it when I tongue over it. Now, a few hours later, the spot has turned brown. I'm very concerned. Could this be a herpes cold sore? Again, no pain.

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Tyler,

If it was a herpes sore, it would hurt like hell! That's more like an ulcer, which occurs when your teeth graze against your lip or you gnaw on your lip. Either way, it's pretty tiny and will disappear on its own within a couple of days. Let me know if you have follow-up.

Cheers,

John

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Educated and certified in STI information, HIV and AIDS, and trained in comprehensive sex education for teens and young adults. Providing counseling in sexuality, sexual interests, and sexual orientations, pregnancy prevention, safer sex initiatives, and teaching health education seminars to adults ages 18-65 for the past 3 years. Serve underserved clients in homeless shelters, workplace readiness programs, and detention centers. Three term AmeriCorps domestic service volunteer and Peace Corps nominee for Health Service to Lesotho and Rwanda. Providing services to the GLBTQIA populations of which I am a member.

Experience

3 years as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (Advanced) for 3 years and comprehensive sex educator for 3 years and parenting educator for 3 years. *North Carolina State Certified Emergency Medical Technician, #P083512 *Certified Health Education Specialist, #22589

Organizations
*American Public Health Association *National Commission on Health Education Credentialing

Publications
American Public Health Association, Student Assembly, Quarterly Newsletter 2012-2014

Education/Credentials
*Doctor of Education (candidate), K-12 Teacher Leadership; Capella University *Master of Public Health, Social and Behavioral Sciences; Capella University *Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction; Concordia University-Portland *Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and English; East Carolina University

Awards and Honors
Graduated with Distinction from Capella University AllExperts, Top Experts of 2014 (One and Multiple Categories)

Past/Present Clients
*Over 180 clients, lasting 30 sessions, in 5 locations during Florida service. *Over 150 clients, lasting 18 sessions, in 2 locations during South Carolina service.

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