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Herpes On Lips
Dental exam: Make sure you know what you have before you try to treat it. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I shushed my kid quite loudly (said shhhhhh with my mouth open). Could saliva transfer from that give him oral herpes. My lip is almost back to normal?
No: It will not.......child's age matters,Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I hear that most people eventually get herpes on their lips & if that's true, is there a "better" time to catch if for a child?
No: No, there's no better time.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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