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Mouth (Definition)

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


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I get a small pimple on my lip line almost every month for the past 5 months when i get my cycle.It has white puss when i pop it. Herpes? Another?

I get a small pimple on my lip line almost every month for the   past 5 months when i get my cycle.It has white puss when i pop it. Herpes? Another?

Possibly.: Herpes usually appears as blisters, not a white pimple. But the way to know for sure would be to see a doctor and get it cultured soon after it appears. It could also just be hormonal acne that is affecting the same blocked oil gland each month. ...Read more

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Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Pimple on your lip the same as herpes?

Not necessarily: A single 'pimple' on the lip could be a bacterial infection or a hsv lesion. ...Read more

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Can you have a pimple on your lip not herpes?

Can you have a pimple on your lip not herpes?

Absolutely: Pimples in the follicles around the lips happen commonly. They typically appear like a blackhead or pus bump involving one follicle. Cold sores tend to be it occur with a cluster of tiny blister (vesicles) that are filled with clear fluid. ...Read more

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Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Single pimple on edge of lip, could it be herpes?

Herpes simplex: Possibly, but it would have to be seen to be diagnosed appropriately. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

How can I differentiate between a pimple and herpes on my lip?

Appearance: Herpes/cold sores are clear fluid filled blisters, usually in a small cluster, that are preceded by tingling or burning a day or two prior to the outbreak. A pimple is solitary, and is usually filled with yellow fluid, not clear. ...Read more

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I have a pimple right above my lip that keeps repussing, is it a herpes?

Herpes simplex: Without seeing this have no way to know. Might be staphylococcal or half a dozen other things. Show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Facial lesion: Its hard to say without a picture, a lip lesion that commonly occurs during times of stress is known as a " cold sore" or herpes labialis. This is caused by a strain of the herpes virus and generally abates after a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Hi i have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

Hi i have these bumps on my lip but im pretty sure its not herpes can you help? 
I think it is a pimple lesion, how did I get it and how can I treat?

It may be herpes: If your blister pops and leave an open score it could be herpes. I would go to the doctor who can give you some medicine to help it and prevent future break outs. You can get it from many different ways. If it is just a score or pimple it will go away in a day or so. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes start out underneath your skin above the upper lip , like a little cystic pimple?

Can oral herpes start out underneath your skin above the upper lip , like a little cystic pimple?

Yes: Herpes has what is called a prodrome period or a period of mild discomfort before a full outbreak occurs. This is when prescription Acyclovir is most effective and can prevent the full outbreak. If you see your dentist or physician right away, they will generally give you a prescription to take now with refills to use during future onsets - but they need to see it to diagnose it correctly. ...Read more

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I have this red spot forming on my lip and would like to know if it's forming into a pimple a herpes.

I have this red spot forming on my lip and would like to know if it's forming into a pimple a herpes.

It's hard to say: without seeing it. If you have a history of herpes and have medication for it, you would want to start that early. If not, you may need to just wait and see what happens to it in the next 24 hours; you should know by then. Certainly, seeing your own doctor to have it checked would be the way to know. ...Read more

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I have kissed 3 guys on lips and been fingered once. I have a pimple on the inside of my vagina wall and mono. Do I have herpes?

I have kissed 3 guys on lips and been fingered once. I have a pimple on the inside of my vagina wall and mono. Do I have herpes?

Genital herpes: Genital herpes is a highly contagious infection usually spread through intercourse, but it can be passed through oral or anal sex as well. It does not sound like you have engaged in activities with a high risk; however, the only way to know for certain is to see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Day 1 white head pimple on lip line pop it with little white fluid day 2 just red skin, day 3 nearly healed - herpes or just my anxiety of herpes?

Day 1 white head pimple on lip line pop it with little white fluid day 2 just red skin, day 3 nearly healed  - herpes or just my anxiety of herpes?

Anxiety?: From what you describe, it doesn't sound like a herpes infection. If it were, by the way, popping it would just make it spread more. When in doubt, it would be better to just leave it alone or seek a professional evaluation and advice\treatment. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of blisters/pimples on my lip. How do I know if they are herpes?

I have a cluster of blisters/pimples on my lip. How do I know if they are herpes?

Visit your dentist: Make an appointment with your dentist to determined the cause of the blisters, if it is herpes there is a good medication to keep it from hurting and becoming too big. ...Read more

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Gave girl oral sex, got small lump on edge of lip next day. Gone now after a week. She has no herpes, we're each other's only sex partner.Just pimple?

Unprotected Sex: If you are truly worried, it is best to get it looked at by a doctor. Otherwise i wouldn't think much about it unless it returns. ...Read more

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My lips are swollen, sore and bright red with a red border round them. Also tiny white pimples. I don't think it's herpes. It isn't itchy. ?

My lips are swollen, sore and bright red with a red border round them. Also tiny white pimples. I don't think it's herpes. It isn't itchy. 
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There are several: possible causes for this. I would recommend that you see your doctor or if you are on HealthTap Prime, you could consult with one of us on that platform so that we could see this on video or a photo. It could be a contact reaction to something, an allergy, impetigo or possibly herpes (but you're right, it doesn't seem like herpes). Hope you can get it checked and treated soon. ...Read more

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I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months i think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

I hav little dry sore pimples on my upper lip that come and go its been 6 months i think it's herpes, how can I make them go away forever?

Oral Herpes: Oral herpes, known as "cold sores" is activated by a herpes virus. The virus is activated during an infection, sunlight, stress. You can't make them go away forever. They usually spontaneously resolve. Depending on how often you have these episodes, your doctor can prescribe a pill or topical cream for treatment. ...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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Pimples (Definition)

A pimple is a small inflamed spot on the skin. Also known as zit, ...Read more