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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Herpes Stomatitis (Definition)

Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in ...Read more


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How to know the difference between herpes & chapped lips?

How to know the difference between herpes & chapped lips?

Dental exam: Make sure you know what you have before you try to treat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can get herpes from lip to lip contact?

Herpes: Yes. Of course! herpes us two viruses. Type one, the "oral" herpes us found in 75% of us. Most people get oral herpes as children from a family member. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. One is contagious whether they have sores or not. ...Read more

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Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Good morning can herpes cause lips to swell resembling an allergic reaction?

Yes: and they can be very uncomfortable. See dentist or PCP asap for Rx for antiviral meds. This should shorten the duration and lessen the severity. Best to start meds when the first symptoms appear. ...Read more

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If sm with herpes near lips (it has no fluid, nor it is blister like) kisses me on chick and herpes ends up touching my chick, will I get it too?

If sm with herpes near lips (it has no fluid, nor it is blister like) kisses me on chick and herpes ends up touching my chick, will I get it too?

Very low risk: Herpes is generally not so easily transmitted. Brief and superficial exposure, like a social kiss, is very low risk for transmission. Sexual kissing and oral sex -- open mouth, prolonged contact, etc -- account for most HSV1 transmission in adults. ...Read more

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My neck is bothering me i got in touch with a girl that had herpes and lips bumped on my neck with salvia on my neck could I have herpes?

My neck is bothering me i got in touch with a girl that had herpes and lips bumped on my neck with salvia on my neck could I have herpes?

NOT probable!: You would need to have an open sore on your neck that allowed fluid transfer. Your skin is a protector, otherwise everyone with herpes that shook our hands would spread it, etc. You will be fine from this encounter. ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Fordyce spots : Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, and on the inner surfaceand vermilion border of the lips of the face. Herpes is very different with shallow ulcers. ...Read more

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Can cashier with herpes on lip spread the virus at checkout? She was chewing gum, had touched her face. Then she bagged my items...im in the airport!

Can cashier with herpes on lip spread the virus at checkout? She was chewing gum, had touched her face. Then she bagged my items...im in the airport!

The situation you: describe does NOT sound like one in which the herpes virus can survive long enough to infect you!

Hope this is helpful

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I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on  lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

PHG: You have many of the classic symptoms of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. In short, that is how the herpes virus (the cold sore virus) manifests itself for the first time in your body. I would go see your physician, who can prescribe medications to help you manage the symptoms. Unfortunately, you can count on getting cold sores in the future! ...Read more

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How long may a lips herpes last?

Herpes Simplex: Usually these get better in one to two weeks. They would resolve much faster on medication such as acyclovir. ...Read more

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In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

Via direct contact: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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Are all bumps on your lips herpes?

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Are all bumps on your lips herpes?

All: All bumps on the lips are not herpes but it can be one of the concern that will require you to consult a dermatologist. There are many causes which cause bumps on the lips which may include simple reasons such as allergy to some foods, sunburn, bacterial infection, acne, even possibility of cancerous lesion in smokers, or benign growth lesions such as sebaceous hyperplasia. ...Read more

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Someone spit on my lip herpes?

Question?: I don't understand your question/issue. Please resubmit. Thanks. ...Read more

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Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused?: Be seen if you have not been diagnosed. If you have, then you should know that the labia are a common place to have herpes lesions. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Simplex 1 (Definition)

Herpes simplex 1 viral infection is very common in children and presents with mouth infection, with fever, eating difficulty, and drooling. The children get better, but the virus stays dormant in the area causing recurrent fever ...Read more