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Woke up with small blister on bottom lip doesn't hurt?

Woke up with small blister on bottom lip doesn't hurt?

Very well: could be a cold sore, classically caused by the herpes virus. Be careful as this may be contagious, it is truly from a herpes virus; avoid kissing anyone until the lesion is healed. You can consider trying an over the counter remedy like Abreva(which is applied to the lesion 5X/day). But you may review this with your doctor, as for the right person, prescription antivirals can be used too. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more


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Small blisters under the left side of my lip but above my chin?

Small blisters under the left side of my lip but above my chin?

Typical location: of a cold sore is closer to your lip than your chin. A picture would be worth a thousand words. ...Read more

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I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

I suddenly have two small blisters on my top lip. What could it be and should I be concerned?

Difficult to say: It is difficult to say without seeing the lesions. I t could be a herpes lesion...In which case it will generally be self limited and go away in about a week...If it gets worse then you need to see a doc and get an evaluation.. ...Read more

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I have clusters of small blisters on my lip. Will these go away without medication?

I have clusters of small blisters on my lip. Will these go away without medication?

Yes: It sounds as though you have herpes labialis. This is a "self-limiting" viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus. It resolves without scarring over several days. ...Read more

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I have 1 blister on actual lip not on the outer pt w/very very small ones around it. Second time it has happened seems to be around climate change?

I have 1 blister on actual lip not on the outer pt w/very very small ones around it. Second time it has happened seems to be around climate change?

Not climate change: This is very suggestive of a herpetic type virus such as the ones that cause herpes . I must think of this as a sexual process as this is on the vagina. I would avoid sex at this time . If you are concerned enough see your gyn. ...Read more

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I have a small open blister on my vaginal lips. What could it be?

I have a small open blister on my vaginal lips. What could it be?

Several things: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on how I can help this small lip blister?

Any suggestions on how I can help this small lip blister?

Possible cold sore?: If the blister is caused by herpes simplex (the cold sore virus) there are prescription ointments and pills that can help. If it's caused by something else, sun protection, plain vaseline, cool compresses or ice packs may help. ...Read more

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