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A 36-year-old male asked:

Red spots inside mouth on lower lip. no pain no blisters...they are smooth just noticed last night. almost back to normal today. is this oral herpes?

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Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Doubt it: Herpes is usually very painful so i doubt this is what you have. Unfortunately I am not sure what you have. If it happens again i would either see your dentist or a dermatologist.
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Dr. Howard Schneider
Pediatric Dentistry 36 years experience
Not oral herpes: Oral herpes is painful and also would not resolve in such a short period of time. Sometimes the small salivary glands i the lips can look like small red spots. If it resolves on its own within the next 24-48 hour then i wouldn't worry about it.
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Last updated Aug 8, 2018

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