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Herpes On Upper Lip
What is the difference of appearance between Fordyce spots on the upper lip and herpes on upper lip.
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Uncertain: There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some thoughts...: Persistent chapped lips may be lip eczema, which can be treated like skin eczema, using Hydrocortisone cream, plus vaseline or Aquaphor to moisturize. Sometimes, lipsticks or lip sunscreen chemicals are causing an allergic reaction on the lips. Other times, a person is a primary lip-licker (it's his habit). Once cracked, lips get irritated by routine foods and juices. A doctor can sort things out. ...Read more
NO!: In addition to herpes labialis, a sore could be a canker sore, or a chancre of syphilis! rarely, a sore could be a presentation of a tumor. Some sore are stress or hormone related. Herpes usually starts with a tingly feeling on the lip and then an eruption of small blisters which rupture and scab over and then heal in about a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treatment: If you're sure it's herpes, it can be treated with anti-herpes medication (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir), provided you start soon enough. The lesion will go away without treatment, but it may come back in the same place. If it comes back infrequently, you can just treat it when it happens. If it comes back frequently (several times a year), you can take daily therapy to prevent it. ...Read more
Ceased Desonide. bumps on lower lip went away, cracked mouth corners healing, now have soft painless bump on inside of lower lip. What's going on?!
Cluster of white bumps on inside lower lip, ear pain, fever, headache, slight congestion, scabs on lower lip close to the opening. Is this herpes?
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