A 16-year-old female asked:
i had a pimples in the corners of my mouth no pain doctor said my lips where dry to use vasline the pimples are back and hurt is it herpes simplex 1?
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Perhaps: More than likely if it's recurrent and painful sores on lips +/- skin around the lips, it's herpes simplex- type 1. It is a reactivation virus that becomes quiescent or inactive but virus is still dormant and can recur especially under circumstances of stress - creams like abreva or Denavir (penciclovir) decrease the pain + length of time sores are present but no cure available.
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Last updated Jun 25, 2014
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