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A 61-year-old female asked:

Have burning stinging lips with no visible chapping, lumps or sores. sometimes gets better then comes back.also some feeling of dry mouth. any clues?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Cold sores & stress: Herpes simplex is divided into two types: hsv type 1 and hsv type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals, and can be spread via oral sex. There no cure for hsv infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days.
Last updated May 7, 2014

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