For this website's purposes, let's just call me JARED, so anyone who wants to can track my progress.
i developed a cold sore on my inner bottom lip about 6 weeks ago. after it went away, it left this large bump, which I've had before, and they've gone away on their own before too. but this time after it developed, i kept biting it on accident while eating, so i think i somehow halted its healing process. 6 weeks later i have what ive discovered is a mucocele, i dont even know how to pronounce that word. anyway ive been stressing out about this, and i do not want to get surgery. so i saw this treatment, and yesterday i rushed to buy some alum from the spice section of the grocery store, and a bottle of listerine. last night i applied alum on a wet piece of paper towel and held it to my mucocele for 15 minutes. after that, i threw the paper towel away and immediately rinsed with listerine for two minutes, concentrating the listerine on my lower lip.
it appeared to get smaller, but my lip may have just swollen from holding the alum in place for so long.
this morning i checked, and it appeared to still be smaller, though not significantly. so i put some more alum on, for fifteen minutes just now, and followed by rinsing with the listerine, concentrating on my lower lip. maybe my lip has swollen even more, i dont know, because the mucocele seems to be getting even smaller. i am going to continue this treatment for the next week, and will track my progress with anyone here that is as panicked as i am.
what i believe is happening is that i am speeding up the healing process of the mucocele, and i have NEVER BROKEN IT WITH ANY SHARP OBJECT, and i do NOT recommend anyone else here does that. follow the treatment, and if it doesn't work, which it should if you do it right..., then talk to someone about surgery.
if you cut it yourself, you may make it be ingrained there forever. for your sake, just stick to the treatment and then if it doesnt work go see someone. dont let this thing ruin your life.
anyway i will post back here a few times and let anyone that is interested know my mucocele's progress. remember, for this site's purposes, i am JARED, so look for that name in future posts.