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Herpes Simplex Lips
Not typically: The stress of pregnancy on your body could help produce recurrent herpes blisters. The active virus is thought to be limited to the area and not systemically, so little concern is given to your developing baby. Be careful with active lesions after the baby is born, as the virus is very infectious from your lips to the child. No kissing of that precious gift when you have blisters! :). ...Read more
Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more
What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?
Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more
I have a big coldsore on my lip and someone told me it was due to herpes simplex. What exactly is herpes simplex and how can you get it?
Common virus: Herpes simplex is a common virus that can be transmitted from on area to another by contact. A large percentage of the population has the virus with outbreaks from time to time, and if present can also be transmitted to the genitals. Good hand washing is essential to avoid transmission. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, i waked up with bump on my lip it was puffy, no pain nothing. I read online about this herpes simplex i don't think i have it?
Possibly : If it is caused by the herpes virus, the bump will become an ulcer or sore and then scab over and slowly heal. Over the counter treatments such as Abreva and products containing Benzylconium Cloride or prescribed antivirals such as Acyclovir will shorten this cycle or even clear it if applied early enough. See your dentist to confirm the cause before starting treatment. ...Read more
Hi,can herpes simplex 1 affect the skin.it's on both of my lips and it has also spread to my nose.My partner and I want to try for a baby.I would like to know which best medication to take?
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