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What causes little blisters, itching, burning and severe dryness in the lips? I'm in menopause and no exposure to oral herpes.

What causes little blisters, itching, burning and severe dryness in the lips? I'm in menopause and no exposure to oral herpes.

Burning lips: See your doctors for singe tests... It can be another type of herpes, a fungus or something more serious like a vitamin B12 deficiency or other conditions. Check it out... ...Read more

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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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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

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

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

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 more

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How common is oral herpes?

How common is oral herpes?

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 more

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Can you descripe oral herpes?

Itchy blisters: Localized clustered itchy blisters on a background of red skin. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes to get worse?

Can oral herpes to get worse?

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 more

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What are signs of oral herpes?

Herpes Simplex: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes always detectable?

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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How do I know if I have oral herpes?

How do I know if I have oral herpes?

See physician.: See your physician and tell him your concern. A simple test is done to determine if you do indeed have this virus. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more