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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: And it can get worse if you try to lick your lips to moisten your lips. Use medicated lip balm or even vaseline to remedy the problem.

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A 38-year-old female asked:

What can cause fever blisters without having a fever?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Herpes, shingles...: Several things can cause blisters: viral infections (herpes, chickenpox / shingles [varicella], for example), adverse drug effects, insect bites. Talk to your doctor if you are experiencing this condition.
Last updated Jan 28, 2017


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