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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

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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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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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