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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

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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Please tell me if you can get herpes from lip to lip contact?

Herpes: Yes. Of course! herpes us two viruses. Type one, the "oral" herpes us found in 75% of us. Most people get oral herpes as children from a family member. Herpes is transmitted skin to skin. One is contagious whether they have sores or not. ...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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My neck is bothering me i got in touch with a girl that had herpes and lips bumped on my neck with salvia on my neck could I have herpes?

My neck is bothering me i got in touch with a girl that had herpes and lips bumped on my neck with salvia on my neck could I have herpes?

NOT probable!: You would need to have an open sore on your neck that allowed fluid transfer. Your skin is a protector, otherwise everyone with herpes that shook our hands would spread it, etc. You will be fine from this encounter. ...Read more

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Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Difference between Fordyce spots and herpes on lips? I went to doc and he quickly looked and advised Fordyce but other docs didn't know what that was.  Advice?

Fordyce spots : Fordyce spots are sebaceous glands that are present in most individuals. They a are seen on the genitals and/or in the mouth as small, painless, raised, pale, red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter that may appear on the scrotum, shaft of the penis or on the labia, and on the inner surfaceand vermilion border of the lips of the face. Herpes is very different with shallow ulcers. ...Read more

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I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on  lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. Why?

PHG: You have many of the classic symptoms of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. In short, that is how the herpes virus (the cold sore virus) manifests itself for the first time in your body. I would go see your physician, who can prescribe medications to help you manage the symptoms. Unfortunately, you can count on getting cold sores in the future! ...Read more

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In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

Via direct contact: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more

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Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused about possible herpes on my lips--down there?

Confused?: Be seen if you have not been diagnosed. If you have, then you should know that the labia are a common place to have herpes lesions. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a herpes above the lip to disappear?

7-10 days: Herpes simplex is a leftover from chicken pox. Usual course of viral discomfort is 7 to 10 days without treatment. ...Read more

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I have a herpes on my lips with a white spot inside my lips. What shall i do? And what is it?

I have a herpes on my lips with a white spot inside my lips. What shall i do? And what is it?

Hard to know: Without seeing this it would just be guessing. Either ride it out or get a doctor to take a look at this. Probably nothing serious. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got herpes on his lip. Can i still kiss him after 7 days?

My boyfriend got herpes on his lip. Can i still kiss him after 7 days?

Misinformed?: Herpes is caught skin to skin through viral shedding. There is zero correlation to infectivity with having or not having a sore. He is just as contagious when he has a sore or not. There currently is no way to know when an infected person is shedding virus or not shedding virus. 75% of americans have oral herpes. You need a blood test to know if you have this infection or not. ...Read more

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Can i still get herpes on my lip if i`m not sick and immunity is not low?

Can i still get herpes on my lip if i`m not sick and immunity is not low?

Recurrent herpes: Attacks occur on a few people for reasons not exactly understood. Sometimes frequent. Most common trigger is ultraviolet (sun). Also triggered by fever and by any injury in the area. Often no apparent trigger. If you get a prescription, look up the exact dosing as the drs often get it wrong. The pills are very effective. The creams are not. Sun protection cuts the risk.. ...Read more

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If someone who has herpes on the lips spits on your lips can you get it ?

If someone who has herpes on the lips  spits on your lips can you get it ?

Yes: Virus shed from the active lesions could be in the "spit".
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, ...Read more

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I kissed my boyfriend and the next day he got herpes on his lip. I have never had it what can I do to protect myself?

Good question: You can still possibly get herpes even though he had no lesions at that time. Get an appt with your family physician for an exam and possibly a medication to help protect you in case he transmitted the infection to you. ...Read more