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A 24-year-old female asked:

I've been having recurring fever blisters/canker sores over the past few weeks on different parts of my body (lips,between thighs,etc)any reason/cause?

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Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Have doc take a look: Medicine is both an art and a science, shortcuts don't usually work. It's not often possible to say with certainty what is causing a problem without 1) seeing it and b) taking a history of the illness. In addition, sometimes testing is needed. I wish that technology for distance diagnosis was better than it is, but for now seeing a doctor in person will help you the most. Hope you're better soon!

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