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About 3x a year, my lips get blisters. What is it?

About 3x a year, my lips get blisters. What is it?

Herpes simplex: Very common, as over 90% of humans carry the virus, which resides in the nerve trunks of the face. Stress an other activators can cause periodic outbreaks: very common. ...Read more

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Skin Blisters (Definition)

Skin blister = vesicle = a fluid filled lesion on the outermost layer of ...Read more


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What is the best medicine for blisters on the lips?

What is the best medicine for blisters on the lips?

Blisters from?: The best medicine to use depends on what caused the blisters. I suggest you see you primary provider for evaluation and recommendation of best treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting tiny fluid filled blisters inside lips. They are painless and usually go away within a day or two. What could they be?

I keep getting tiny fluid filled blisters inside lips. They are painless and usually go away within a day or two. What could they be?

Aphthae: Don't worry. Not due to food or stress. Not infection. Nothing you need to do. You will reach a time when they will stop. Remember the last time you saw a celebrity begging for donations to the national aphthous stomatitis society? Right. Nobody has money for research into the cause or treatment of it. We know very little about it. Remember that when someone wants to sell you a magic cure for it. ...Read more

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What are the causes of lip blisters?

What are the causes of lip blisters?

Allergy or Infection: There are many etiologies for lip blisters. Herpes simplex labialis affects many individuals and is due to a recurrent virus infection. It may be induced by stress, sunlight, and an underlying illness. Other causes include an allergy to a cosmetic ingredient. Systemic medications can also be associated with lip blisters. ...Read more

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I have tiny blisters on my lips. What could they be?

I have tiny blisters on my lips. What could they be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Lower lip blisters, what could it be?

Use Viroxyn: Although cold sores and canker sores are often confused for each other, they are not the same. Cold sores, also called a fever blister or herpes simplex type 1, are groups of painful, fluid-filled blisters. Unlike canker sores, cold sores are caused by a virus and are extremely contagious. Also, cold sores typically appear outside the mouth -- usually under the nose, around the lips, or under the. ...Read more

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What is length of time lip blisters last?

What is length of time lip blisters last?

7-10 days: The prodromal stage (when present) begins with a pricking or burning sensation on the mucosa. The ulcers or blisters develop within 24-48 hours. Pain lasts 3-4 days or until a thicker fibrinous cover develops or early epithelialization occurs. Healing is complete in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have big blisters on lower lip, what should I do?

I have big blisters on lower lip, what should I do?

Comfort: Lip blisters have many causes from viral infections, sunburn, trauma etc. Generally as a dmd I see herpetic blister lesions, and care is palliative (comfort). A few otc meds for use, abreva (thought to shorten duration), emollients to cover, balm for same, orabase with topical steroid (kenalog) or with anesthetic (lidocaine, benzocaine) these are for viral outbreaks, and you can expect 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the cause of monthly blisters on my top lip?

What is the cause of monthly blisters on my top lip?

Possibly: Herpes virus. See a doctor if so could take antiviral med like vaulters or zovirax (acyclovir) as preventative tx from outbreaks. ...Read more

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Small blisters under the left side of my lip but above my chin?

Small blisters under the left side of my lip but above my chin?

Typical location: Of a cold sore is closer to your lip than your chin. A picture would be worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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Why do I have lip blisters twice in a two month cycle and I don't feel atleast sick?

Why do I have lip blisters twice in a two month cycle and I don't feel atleast sick?

Why should you?: Without knowing what you mean by "lip blisters" there's no clear answer. Most people would assume you mean cold sores which can be brought on by the stress of physical illness but just as often just appear. If that's what you have then they would always occur in the exact same place, are not serious, but if occurring more than once or twice per year can be treated and prevented with medication. ...Read more

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I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without seeing the lesions.
I t could be a herpes lesion...In which case it will generally be self limited and go away in about a week...If it gets worse then you need to see a doc and get an evaluation.. ...Read more

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Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?

Blistering on son's lips. Not chapped. Says he hasn't been biting. But noticeable blisters inside larger blister. Cause for worry?

Mgt: I would suggest being seen by your physician. Is there a fever associated? Does he appear ill? Are there any skin rashes? Please avoid acidic drinks and foods, and keep him well hydrated while monitoring his temperature. ...Read more

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What is water blisters and swollen lips?

Possible: Allergic or irritant contact dermatitis can occur to adhesives. Patch testing may help understand the nature of this type of reaction. ...Read more

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What are other reasons for lip blisters then herpes?

HSV-1: The herpes simplex virus 1 (hsv-1) is not sexually transmitted and is very common, detectable in most individuals. This virus is the cause for the common "cold sore" or lip blisters. Topical creams and even anti-viral medications can help shorten the duration of the illness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to get rid of lip blisters?

How to get rid of lip blisters?

Lip sore relief: Most lip sores are caused by herpectic viruses or trauma. For shortening the life of the virus try over the counter abreva or prescription valacyclovir (prescribed by your physician). For traumatic sores one can cover them with orabase or similar store-bought products to give relief and speed healing. ...Read more