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Doctor insights on: Fever Blister And Chapped Lips

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Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...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


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I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! Its such a pain! And can chapped lips cause them?

I got a fever blister, what is the quickest home remedy to make it go away! Its such a pain! And can chapped lips cause them?

Cold sores fever bli: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the chin. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 and are very contagious. The initial infection (primary herpes) may be confused with a cold or flu and can cause painful lesions to erupt throughout the mouth. Once a person is infected wi. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Cold sores: The cold sores or fever blisters are a herpes simplex virus. Stress whether physical (lack of sleep infection....) or emotional stress. I advise you to see your doctor as there are medications your doctor can put you on to prevent the frequent out breaks. ...Read more

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I have had ten fever blister like sores on my lips over the last two weeks. But no fever, in fact temp is always low.?

I have had ten fever blister like sores on my lips over the last two weeks. But no fever, in fact temp is always low.?

Go to your doctor: Lesions that are persistent for more than 48 hours should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What's wrong if the area where a fever blister on my lips use to be has been itching for a week now but no clusters has formed yet?

What's wrong if the area where a fever blister on my lips use to be has been itching for a week now but no clusters has formed yet?

Herpes Simplex: See your doctor for a prescription med. Herpes simplex 1 or hsv 1also known as oral herpes. It is different from genital herpes which is hsv 2. . Medication can decrease the pain related to an outbreak and can shorten healing time. They can also decrease the total number of outbreaks. Drugs including famvir, zovirax, and Valtrex (valacyclovir) are among the drugs used to treat the symptoms of herpes. ...Read more

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I have swelling in my lip from a fever blister. What should I do?

I have swelling in my lip from a fever blister. What should I do?

Give it time: If it's early on in the course of a fever blister there are some medications that can help. But it has been several days already you just have to give it time. Should resolve on it's own in a week or so. Here's a link to more detailed information. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more

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How long will my lip stay swollen because of my fever blister?

How long will my lip stay swollen because of my fever blister?

Herpes simplex: The inflammatory reaction of the body to this virus is highly variable and individualistic. It should generally have receded entirely within several days after resolution of the ulcerated area. Hope this helps and you are better soon. ...Read more

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Does zorivax ointment work after I have already developed a fever blister on my lip?

Does zorivax ointment work after I have already developed a fever blister on my lip?

Zorivax: Yes it should over the first 5 days. Also try lysine, 1500 mg a day x 5 days to promote healing, to prevent cold sores try lysine, 500 mg a day, if you get them often (3 or more times a year). ...Read more

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I have a fever blister on my lip and I can feel it hurting all the time. What should I do?

I have a fever blister on my lip and I can feel it hurting all the time. What should I do?

See your dentist: You need to visit your dentist so it can be determined if you have a herpetic lesion or just a sore spot. ...Read more

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Help I have a fever blister inside my lip and I think it may have spread to my girlfriend?

Help I have a fever blister inside my lip and I think it may have spread to my girlfriend?

That's possible: Fever blisters are caused by a herpes virus and are contagious with contact. Refrain from contact while the blister is active. Ask your dentist or pharmacist for medications to help heal the fever blister. ...Read more

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I got fever blister It usally on left side bottom lip this time right bottom it seems to be getting bigger going down chin idk?

I got fever blister It usally on left side bottom lip this time right bottom it seems to be getting bigger going down chin idk?

Herpes: It may well be another herpes simplex infection and treatment is available. Have your Physician exam you for diagnosis and treatment since there is a rather large area of involvement. ...Read more

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I thought I had a fever blister forming on my lip. I applied campo phenique to the area. My lip doubled in size. What should I do?

Stop Campho-phenique: Stop campho-phenique you are probably allergic to it, apply ice to swollen lip for no more than 15 min at a time, take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) if lip continues to swell or any shortness of breath starts go to er immediately. ...Read more

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My daughter has painfil little blisters in her bottom lip she has been running fevers for four days now what can I do to help her she is 3?

My daughter has painfil little blisters in her bottom lip she has been running fevers for four days now what can I do to help her she is 3?

Stomatitis: Have you checked for similar lesions inside the mouth? If so, she could be suffering from primary herpetic stomatitis, a herpetic viral infection. Be careful to not allow dehydration. As my colleague pointed out, it could be hand/foot/mouth disease, also viral and needs care in the same fashion. Self limiting. Good luck! ...Read more

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Very tiny clear blisters that do not hurt on the inside of my top lip (close to where my outer top lip become my inner top lip) Fever blister? Stress?

Very tiny clear blisters that do not hurt on the inside of my top lip (close to where my outer top lip become my inner top lip) Fever blister? Stress?

Probably not: Your description seems more like tiny follicles/ retention cysts of the salivary glands in the mucosa of the mouth/lips. Fever blisters are Heroes simplex Type 1 that are painful. ...Read more

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Fever blister in between my lip and nose. On the skin. Just appeared.?

Fever blister in between my lip and nose. On the skin. Just appeared.?

Confirm Dx, get Rx: Are you sure it's a fever blister (oral herpes)? Had it previously with the same symptoms? If so, then pretty sure you have it again. If new, see a doctor ASAP to confirm the diagnosis. Effective treatment can speed healing of recurrent oral herpes, and it only requres a single dose of drug (valacyclovir), but must be taken within 1-2 days of onset. Either way, call or see doctor immediately. ...Read more

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If I have a fever blister on lip can it go to my eyes?

If I have a fever blister on lip can it go to my eyes?

Possibly: A fever blister will not travel to the eye to cause problems. But a "fever blister" or "cold sore" is caused by HSV (Herpes Simplex Virus) latent in the body. It activates at times of stress or low immunity to cause a cold sore on the lip or mouth, or to cause Herpetic Eye Disease, which commonly manifests on the surface of the eye but could affect the inside of the eye. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am dehydrated do my lips break out in fever blisters?

Cold sores: Cold sores are most likely to come out when the body is stressed. Dehydration could stress the body. ...Read more

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What can I do if my lip is very swollen with fever blisters, what should I do?

What can I do if my lip is very swollen with fever blisters, what should I do?

Cold sores/swelling: Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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How do you treat a fever blister under my lip where a part of my lip is swollen?

How do you treat a fever blister under my lip where a part of my lip is swollen?

Acyclovir: A fever blister is likely a cold sore - caused by a herpes virus. The only way to treat it is to take acyclovir or valacyclovir - both prescriptions you can get from your doctor. There are OTC creams which also work in mild cases but understand that it is herpes and it will recur. There is no cure, it is lifelong. ...Read more

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I have 2 awful fever blisters on my lower lip, they take forever to go away. Is there any way I can make them heal faster?

I have 2 awful fever blisters on my lower lip, they take forever to go away. Is there any way I can make them heal faster?

Yes: 1) See your doctor and get an anti-viral medication.
You can shed virus even after the sores dry. Or...
2) There is an OTC creme called Abreva. In my experience Abreva works on some patients and not on others.
These sores are caused by Herpes Type I virus. This is not genital herpes. No kissing, wash hands frequently and keep fingers away from eyes. Do not transfer virus to eyes or other people ...Read more

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Is it better to pop fever blisters on my lip or to let them ride out their course. They are just spreading and I would like the to go away.

Not to pop: Assuming it is indeed herpes simplex fever blister.
1) it is small, near surface, viral, short duration
2) virus is not very likely to spread or cause other sites of infection BUT. Getting realy fresh exudate and spreading it in open wound or eye is one way to cause the worst outcome and if let alone the virus dies out by the time the blister pops on its own (don't get it in your eye in any case). ...Read more

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I broke out with a fever blister yesterday so it's fresh. I used a towel to dry my face and lips the used it to dry my eyes. Should I be worried?

I broke out with a fever blister yesterday so it's fresh. I used a towel to dry my face and lips the used it to dry my eyes. Should I be worried?

May: Just relax and do not worry. Just remember in the future pls do not touch your cold sore then your eye or other body part. Wash your hands with soap and water if you touch the source. You may be OK. ...Read more

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My bestfriend's bf gets lip blisters ever since he was a kid. He got them last in 2012 due to sun exposure, this time after a fever. Is it contagious?

My bestfriend's bf gets lip blisters ever since he was a kid. He got them last in 2012 due to sun exposure, this time after a fever. Is it contagious?

Cold blisters: Herpesviruses at the edge of the lip are contagious, so much so that most people your age are already infected. Stress, illness and sun exposure can cause a new breakout. ...Read more

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Fever blister I've had them all my life and generally treat with valacyclovir. This one has been unusually hard to heal and has seemed to start over from the beginning when it was almost gone, and has seemed to start spreading away from my lip. I've also

Fever blister I've had them all my life and generally treat with valacyclovir. This one has been unusually hard to heal and has seemed to start over from the beginning when it was almost gone, and has seemed to start spreading away from my lip. I've also

Cold: Cold sores or fever blisters are caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1) and are extremely common. Most people become infected as an infant or small child when kissed or by sharing eating utensils with an adult who has the virus. The virus is most contagious when someone has a cold sore, but can still be passed along by someone who does not. Many people do not even know that they are infected because the virus can "hide out" in the nerve cells for very long periods of time - for some people it hides out forever and they never get a cold sore. For others, the virus can "wake up" and that's when a cold sore happens. No one knows exactly what causes a cold sore to appear - sometimes stress, illness, fevers, colds, sunlight, cold weather, menstruation, certain foods, allergies, you name it! They usually last 7-10 days and are more of an annoyance than a danger unless you have a weakened immune system or contract a bacterial infection on top of the cold sore (impetigo).

If your cold sores do not resolve as usual in 7-10 days or seem to be worsening, you should see your doctor. You could be developing impetigo again or if you have another skin disease such as eczema, you may need more aggressive treatment to get your cold sores under control. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a fever blister on the lip?

See below: Tincture of "time". Wait it out, healing simply takes time. But pain meds and oral gels for the pain can help. Also, if this is chronic, talk to you doc about a trial of antivirals and whether your particular case warrants this. ...Read more

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