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Is Oral Herpes Serious
What causes little blisters, itching, burning and severe dryness in the lips? I'm in menopause and no exposure to oral 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
Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?
Probably: oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant. ...Read more
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly common: Oral herpes is more common than one might think. It comes from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (genital is type 2). Most people are actually infected with the oral herpes virus in early childhood, but not everyone shows signs. Most common sign is the peri-oral lesion, more commonly referred to as a cold sore or fever blister. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: You need to conrol your onset and outbreaks with oral medication. The medication is very expensive if you do not have medical/drug insurance coverage. The herpes virus remains latent inside of your nerve tract until it becomes active by stress, hormonal changes and etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When active: Most of us harbor herpes virus in our tissues, having been infected years earlier (often asymptomatically). For a variety of reasons we get intermittent symptomatic eruptions as "cold sores". There is some evidence to suggest, however, that viral shedding may occur without having overt symptoms. ...Read more
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