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A 22-year-old male asked:

Hello! my question is regarding an ulcer/blister like lesion on the border of my lip. it hurts a little, could it be herpes labialis? or nutrition def

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Watch it: It could be anything from your first episode of herpes labialis to a minor forgotten injury to a plugged duct of a lip gland. "nutritional deficiency" is unlikely -- this kind of idea comes mostly from the shadow-world of overpriced vitamin ads. However, if it's painful cracks at the corners of your mouth, this may indeed be iron or (less likely) vitamin deficiency. Good luck & thanks for asking.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin blisters or rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections and insect bites can cause blisters on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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