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Doctor insights on: Does Herpes Cause Chapped Lips

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How can I tell if I have herpes or just chapped lips?

How can I tell if I have herpes or just chapped lips?

Appearance: Herpes often appears as a sore or sores at the edge of the lip. Chopping is rough, flaky skin of the lips or face which responds quickly to soothing balms. If you require further consultation, schedule an inbox consult with me at
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-douglasdds and I will try to help. ...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


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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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Are all tangible little bumps on the lips herpes? I have a bump that looks like a raised chapped patch (I have chapped lips) but it felt a little numb

Are all tangible little bumps on the lips herpes? I have a bump that looks like a raised chapped patch (I have chapped lips) but it felt a little numb

Bumps on lips: No, all bumps on the lips are not herpes. You need an in person evaluation from a dermatologist to see if you have herpes if the bump does not quickly resolve. ...Read more

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I have had chapped lips for the last 3 weeks and yesterday I developed a tiny blister on my lip, it doesn't look like herpes but how do I know?

I have had chapped lips for the last 3 weeks and yesterday I developed a tiny blister on my lip, it doesn't look like herpes but how do I know?

You don't: As common as HSV1, the cause of herpes is, the possibility of it being herpes is high. You can have a test done by your doc to be sure. Good oral hygeine and lack of intimate contact until you do know would be prudent. ...Read more

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I have had random lip burning for 3 mths. HSV IgG test was neg after 5 weeks from possible exposure. Now have chapped lips with a white spot. Herpes?

I have had random lip burning for 3 mths. HSV IgG test was neg after 5 weeks from possible exposure. Now have chapped lips with a white spot. Herpes?

May be: HSV IGG is not 100%. Your symptoms are vague and may not be indicative of HSV. If you ever had a fluid filled blister on your lip and if it is recurring then you may have HSV. Culturing such a lesion is a better test than the IGG. Chapped lips or white spots are probably not HSV. However if you've had unprotected sex in the past few months and have symptoms indicative of HSV you may need retesting ...Read more

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Do only herpes 1/2 cause the regular lips cold sores?

HERPES LABIALES: Herpes simplex 1 causes cold sores in the lips. It is a viral infection. ...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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Is lip herpes caused by stress contagious?

Is lip herpes caused by stress contagious?

Stress can: Trigger herpes simplex eruption but is not the "cause" for it. Herpes simplex is contagious. ...Read more

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Could Hpv cause a form of herpes on the lips and mouth?

Could Hpv cause a form of herpes on the lips and mouth?

No: HPV and HSV (Herpes) are different families of viruses, they cause their own lesions. Herpes viruses cause lesions in the oral and genital areas, typically HPV viruses cause lesions in the genital and throat areas. ...Read more

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Have I definitely got herpes, or does any other virus cause lip sores?

Have I definitely got herpes, or does any other virus cause lip sores?

Depends...: ...On what the sores look like. Sometimes you can get bacterial infections around the nose and mouth (impetigo). Sores on the inside of the lip can be canker sores (not herpes). Better to get checked out. Your doctor can do a swab of the sore and know for sure. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Can blistering on the lips be caused by something other than herpes simplex?

Lip blisters: It can be caused by excess heat such as food or the sun. If it persists I would have it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can clamidyia cause pea sized hard bumps on the inner lip at the bottom closer to my but or did my ex give me herpes too?

Can clamidyia cause pea sized hard bumps on the inner lip at the bottom closer to my but or did my ex give me herpes too?

Exam: Cannot be diagnosed without a pelvic exam and cultures. I assume if you have been treated for Chlamydia, you have had unprotected sexual intercourse. I suggest a full STD workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can cold sores go from your lips to down below and cause genital herpes?

Can cold sores go from your lips to down below and cause genital herpes?

It has happened: Sometimes herpes type I (cold sores) has been transmitted to the genitals. However it remains type I and does not morph into herpes type ii. ...Read more

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How long do sun blisters last on your lips, also is it possible that this is not caused by the herpes virus?

How long do sun blisters last on your lips, also is it possible that this is not caused by the herpes virus?

"Sun blisters"?: What do you mean by "sun blisters"? . Blistering could occur with sunburn. With heavy sweating, some people get miliaria (sweat blisters) when sweat builds up under blocked pores. And sun exposure can trigger oral herpes outbreaks. If you have a history of recurrent oral herpes and the current problem is similar, probably that's what it is. See a doctor if you remain uncertain or concerned. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning with numbness on my botton lip. What could cause this. Pregnancy? I have a hhistory of herpes and chylmadia.

Woke up this morning with numbness on my botton lip. What could cause this. Pregnancy? I have a hhistory of herpes and chylmadia.

Not pregnancy: Numbness of the lip would be a newly recognized symptom of pregnancy. It is possible that this is a sign of an impending herpetic outbreak, but could be a dental problem or something else. If it persists see a doctor or a dentist to have this examined. ...Read more

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What causes little blisters, itching, burning and severe dryness in the lips? I'm in menopause and no exposure to oral herpes.

What causes little blisters, itching, burning and severe dryness in the lips? I'm in menopause and no exposure to oral herpes.

Burning lips: See your doctors for singe tests... It can be another type of herpes, a fungus or something more serious like a vitamin B12 deficiency or other conditions. Check it out... ...Read more

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If you have genital herpes and masturbated then accidentally touched your lips, will it cause oral herpes or how does this work?

If you have genital herpes and masturbated then accidentally touched your lips, will it cause oral herpes or how does this work?

According to the: Cdc ' if a person with genital herpes touches their sores or the fluids from the sores, they may transfer herpes to another part of the body.' so herpes type ii could be spread to the lip. ...Read more

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Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

No: Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Can herpes cause small bumps to appear ALL over the outer lips of the vagina or is this something else? Had a yeast infection 2 weeks ago.

Can herpes cause small bumps to appear ALL over the outer lips of the vagina or is this something else? Had a yeast infection 2 weeks ago.

Maybe: With herpes, you may initially see a crop of small individual bumps that look like they have fluid in them, but they quickly spread and coalesce (group together). They also would go from itchy and irritating to painful in sensation. If you have even a small suspicion of herpes, then run - don't walk - to your medical provider or STD clinic for urgent evaluation and treatment. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I was tested negative for herpes but have this bump on my outer lip of vagina it stings at times what can it b and itch at times lasted for three days in process of healing what can cause this please?

I was tested negative for herpes but have this bump on my outer lip of vagina it stings at times what can it b and itch at times lasted for three days in process of healing what can cause this please?

Skin condition: The vaginal skin is prone to a multitude of skin conditions. Without seeing the lesion it is tough to say what it might be. I would recommend you get in to see a doctor: gynecologist, primary doctor, or dermatologist to have it evaluated further. ...Read more

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Can the herpes virus cause your lip to have localized swelling and a hard lump beneath the inside of your lip? And there are no blisters.

Can the herpes virus cause your lip to have localized swelling and a hard lump beneath the inside of your lip? And there are no blisters.

Mucocele: This could be an epidermal cyst, if within the lip. A mucocele tends to be a translucent, visible pea like swelling on inner aspect of lower lip. They usually spontaneously resolve in 2-3 weeks, but could be excised by an oral surgeon if bothersome. ...Read more

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Can lip picking if you have no cold sores and wiping down there after peeing cause genital herpes?

Can lip picking if you have no cold sores and wiping down there after peeing cause genital herpes?

No: Although there is often herpes virus in the mouth without lesions, there just isn't that much carried down there that way. It needs to be direct contact. ...Read more

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When are mouth ulcers considered as herpes? I have a huge ulcer on my bottom lip. Can it be caused by stress?

When are mouth ulcers considered as herpes? I have a huge ulcer on my bottom lip. Can it be caused by stress?

Yes/No: Oral herpes is caused by hsv (virus). Once you are infected, the virus stays in your nervous system and affect your body at times of stress. Without the hsv, stress only will not cause cold sores. Ulcers by herpes (hsv) are called cold sores, and share recognizable characteristics in their size, locations, etc. Culture or blood test can be done to confirm this viral infection. ...Read more

Chapped Lips (Definition)

Chapped lips is a common medical finding in patients whose lips have lost their natural moisture. The most common causes include dehydration, dry environment, ...Read more