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Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Yes: And it can get worse if you try to lick your lips to moisten your lips. Use medicated lip balm or even vaseline to remedy the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...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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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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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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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?

Thats 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?

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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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


Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more