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What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Cluster of white bumps on inside lower lip, ear pain, fever, headache, slight congestion, scabs on lower lip close to the opening. Is this herpes?

Cluster of white bumps on inside lower lip, ear pain, fever, headache, slight congestion, scabs on lower lip close to the opening. Is this herpes?

You need an exam: Herpes has a classic look that can best be identified by seeing a healthcare provider. They can also test the bumps as well. Usually the bumps associated with Herpes are very painful. ...Read more

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Bumps that itch and sore to touch on upper torso?

Bumps that itch and sore to touch on upper torso?

Hard to tell: It's difficult to diagnose what you have without actually seeing the bumps. Please consult with your primary care doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

I get sinus pain, shooting left ear pain + tooth pain on the left side lower molar+ canker sores on my lip. How are lip sores related to sinus pain?

Unrelated problems: 1. A sinus infection or inflammation can cause a ear pain, These problems should be managed by your PCP or ENT. 2. Toothache -see a dentist 3. Mouth sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. The sore may be painful for three or four days, but complete healing usually takes ten to fifteen days. Canker sores may recur many times each year. No cure is available. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

Rash: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Does cold sores grow inside the mouth? Like under the inner upper lip where red flesh is?

Does cold sores grow inside the mouth? Like under the inner upper lip where red flesh is?

Cold sores: Cold sores may develop inside the mouth most commonly but may present almost anywhere on the face, inside or outside of the nose and lips. Cold sores are often referred to as "Fever Blisters". They often present as a cluster of blisters and some people report a "tingling" sensation before they actually appear. Cold sores are of viral origin and are contagious. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing sores on my neck around my jaw area and a few on the upper back in the same area. ?

I'm experiencing sores on my neck around my jaw area and a few on the upper back in the same area.

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Acne? Other?: You ashould always remember that when you see something on your skin ANYWHERE, that you don't understand, you owe it to yourself to report to a dermatologist and get it checked! That said, in terms of frequency, acne is definitely the most common cause, and this is where your local dermatologist can be maximally helpful. Scarring which is incredibly difficult to fix, is a frequent result ...Read more

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Had blisters surrounding mouth and on forearm, not HSV1. Lesions resolved. Weird hickey-like marks (3 on arm In different places, and 4 on stomach). ?

Had blisters surrounding mouth and on forearm, not HSV1. Lesions resolved. Weird hickey-like marks (3 on arm In different places, and 4 on stomach). ?

Echymosis : Without seeing a picture of the Hickey - like spots you are describing on your arm and abdominal area , the first thing that comes to mind is bruising . The blisters could have been due to some viral illness . I revommanded seeking medical care to have at least a blood count to check your blood count and your platelets . Stop any NSAID's such as Asprin , Aleve (naproxen) , Inuprophen . Avoid any trauma . ...Read more

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Rash on chin, around mouth and upper lip, small blister like pimples, causes?

Rash on chin, around mouth and upper lip, small blister like pimples, causes?

Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Hi! My symptoms include: persistent headache, sore chin, sore top right jaw bone, and lumps on either sides of my throat.

Flu season: Flu season has arrived :'( Your symptoms sound like typical symptoms from the common cold. At this point, you should focus on rest and hydration. The flu typically lasts 3-7 days. Make sure someone is around to help take care of you, until you feel well. If you do not start to improve in the next few days, I would certainly suggest going to see your Doctor. Hang in there. Happy Thanksgiving!! ...Read more

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I have 2 canker sores on the left and right side of my mouth, on the upper gum line. They reoccur every couple weeks? Herpes?

I have 2 canker sores on the left and right side of my mouth, on the upper gum line. They reoccur every couple weeks? Herpes?

Canker sores: The best way to find out what is going on is to see a dentist or oral,surgeon. They can tell you if it is just canker sores or herpes or something else. We can't answer here you need an exam. ...Read more

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Painful caved in mouth sores on my tongue and cheek discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Painful caved in mouth  sores on my tongue and cheek  discolored back of tongue and back lower gum pain to touch on going issue extreme constant pain?

Many possibilities: Oral Herpes, Oral Candida(Fungal) infection Vitmin Deficiency ( like Vit C def) Aphthous Ulcer ( sometimes cyclical with Menstrual period) are a few of the possibilities In short you need to be examined. This cannot be diagnosed without proper exam. ...Read more

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Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

Dry lips, sore throat, diarrhea and lost of appetite. Also small itchy bumps (two blisters) on my arms, thighs, legs, hand and feet. Is this herpes?

No: This sounds more like a viral infection, other than herpes. It should go away on its own. Just be sure to stay hydrated, given your loss of appetite. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Have extreme pain on back over left lung during deep breath/pressure, yellow/green nasal discharge, boils on taint, large painful bump on rear of neck?

Have extreme pain on back over left lung during deep breath/pressure, yellow/green nasal discharge, boils on taint, large painful bump on rear of neck?

Ouch!!: This is a lot going on at the same time. I also recumbent a visit to your doctor or urgent care center. After the green discharge infection and boils are diagnosed and treated, write back if you are still hurting in the area of your back. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more