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Are All Lip Sores Herpes
HERPES LABIALES: Herpes simplex 1 causes cold sores in the lips. It is a viral infection. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
My boyfriend has sores above his lips from the past two weeks healing now though, he got a cut while shaving and bumps were formed could it be herpes?
Yes it could...: If he developed sores/blisters with burning type of pain, itchiness most likely this is herpes type 1, which is usually located in the oral (mouth) area. However, he was shaving so this could also be a folliculitis which is an infection or irritation of the base of the hair he shaved. If it is healing then there is nothing else for now he needs to do unless he gets them again. If so should see PCP. ...Read more
I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that I got infected?
For about 7 days: Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose. It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days. ...Read more
Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more
I kissed a girl and later was told she had herpes I asked her and she said no she does not and she had no sores on her lips?
Orally transmitted: Oral herpes is transmitted through a kiss, a cough in one's face, sharing a glass or similar. For the most part you can recognize if someone has a sore on their lips or mouth, but it can be hidden somewhat. The incubation period is in the 3-10 day range, so you'll know soon if you've gotten it from her. ...Read more
I kissed someone and am afraid of contracting herpes. The person did not have any cold sores on his lips. What are the chances I was exposed?
My boyfriend always gets cold sores below his lip, I did a herpes test and I don't have it, are cold sores always caused by herpes? If not, what?
Oral herpes: Probaby your bf has oral herpes (cold sores). It is always caused by herpes simplex virus, usually type 1 (HSV1). Herpes isn't so easily transmitted; many partners don't catch it. But play it safe: if you have neg HSV1 blood test, he shouldn't kiss or perform oral sex on you during an outbreak. Transmission might still occur, but not likely; and easily treated if it happens and start Rx early. ...Read more
Woke up with a single clear, white, not painful, small bump just over the cupid of lip. What could it be? No history of herpes/cold sores.
Lip bump: You might have a Fordyce spot on your lip, a benign lesion. ...Read more
I think I have angular stomatosis. My sides of the lips are always cracked and sore. They are not herpes related sores. What does this mean?
Angular Chelitis: Angular cheilitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs in 1 or both angles of the mouth. This typically presents with erythema, painful cracking, scaling, bleeding, and ulceration at the corners of the mouth. Angular cheilitis can occur spontaneously but more often develops in those who wear oral dentures and appliances, those who are required to wear masks. Treatment is with mycolog ii. ...Read more
After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?
I have small white bumps and redness on my lower liP it looks like herpes w/o the sores. It looks like cheilitis but I haven't been diagmosed. HELP!
It May be inclusions: This may be inclusion cyst but I can't be certain this is something you can discuss with your physician. ...Read more
I have to kiss two men in a play, and I am worried about possible herpes. Neither have sores at the moment, but recently my bottom lip has felt weird?
Very low risk: This could be a risk if you haven't had oral herpes. (If you have, you're highly resistant to a new infection with HSV1.) But the risk is very low if neither of your fellow actors has a cold sore. I would guess that without a visible outbreak, less than one kiss in 10, 000 leads to herpes. "Felt weird" isn't a herpes symptom. If no visible sores on their lips, you shouldn't worry. Break a leg! ...Read more
Lip cold sores: Are caused from the herpes virus. Mouth lesions can also be from that virus but they can also be apthous stomatitis ulcers that are not viral in their etiology. Your immune system is suspected in both. Let your dentist look and tell you what they are. Treatment is different for both. Good luck! ...Read more
I had a virus (unknown - herpes?) that killed my hearing and my balance a year and a half ago. Cold sores my. Concern now is lips becoming numb
What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which I have?
Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. Herpes is localized to one area of your lips and starts out with pain followed by blisters that then open and crust. This is contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications that will make it heal faster. ...Read more
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