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What Do Herpes On The Lips Look Like
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
I have a red sore/dot, so far just one that I've seen but I have one on my lips too. It doesn't look like herpes what is it?
Need a visual: So many possibilities that someone would need to see it for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I have had chapped lips for the last 3 weeks and yesterday I developed a tiny blister on my lip, it doesn't look like herpes but how do I know?
I use a strong mouth wash! I have a dry spot on my gums, I brush it off and then I notice a rash on my gums. Herpes? Doesn't look like bad lesions.
Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?
Need biopsy: The base of these needs to be scraped and examined under the microscope for cells with inclusion bodies. Hand foot and mouth disease usually has a maculopapular rash caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family. Commonly Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71 but these are seldom painful. See a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more
My husband has red puffy looking sore in his mouth with white in the middle. Is this herpes? He also had red spots on penis that don't look like sores
Itchy bumps inside of my vagina mainly where I shave they look like they have a red head on some of them does this sound like herpes? I am on my period and it does feel kinda sore there are multiple
Unlikely: This sounds more like irritation from shaving. I often recommend not to shave as skin in this area is extremely sensitive, and prone to rash and blister-like lesions. Usually herpes has bumps that are clustered/bunched together, and the bumps look like they have water in them almost. Usually this is very painful but not always. I would go get a physical exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Via direct contact: The herpes simplex virus-1 is most often the cause of cold sores. It can be spread to the mouth or lips through activities like kissing. It can spread to the genitals by mouth to genital contact or genital to genital contact. Herpes simplex virus -2 can be spread through vaginal, anal ; oral sex. ...Read more
Not all blisters are: Various types of blisters. In case it is herpes you cannot spread it to another part of your body. You can spread it to another person only if that person does not already have it. If it is herpes you are contagious any time but most contagious when you have a sore. There are prescription pills which reduce symptoms and reduce contagion. I have a book on my table: what is it? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Herpes will not appear if you have never been exposed to the virus. However, most people have been exposed to the type of herpes that can cause "cold sores" on the lips. Recurrent herpes (i.e. Cold sores) on the lips can occur as a result of injury (sunburn is a form of injury among others). ...Read more
Is there an option to do something against lips herpes if it didn't showed up yet for the first time?
Why? : Why treat something you don't have? Did you leave out some other information? ...Read more
Not likely: More likely it would be perleche, which is also called angular cheilitis. It is not associated with a vitamin deficiency. To treat it you can buy Hydrocortisone cream 1% and Clotrimazole cream, mix a small amount of both on the fingers and apply to the rash three times a day for a week or so. If it is herpes then it will enlarge and become a group of blisters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: It could be, especially if you see even a small area that is red, or blistered. You might just have a mild outbreak. If so, you should assume that you are contagious--both to yourself and others. Caution is advised. ...Read more