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What does herpes look like on your lips?

What does herpes look like on your lips?

Herpes simplex: This is what are often called "cold sores". They begin with small blisters, break open and form shallow ulcers which are tender and painful. ...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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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 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?

You don't: As common as HSV1, the cause of herpes is, the possibility of it being herpes is high. You can have a test done by your doc to be sure. Good oral hygeine and lack of intimate contact until you do know would be prudent. ...Read more

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How can herpes in the mouth look like?

How can herpes in the mouth look like?

See below: In the mouth herpes rapidly ulcerates is painful your doctor can take a smear of that lesion in the mouth and send it to the lab and they can see the viral particles that diagnose herpes. ...Read more

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Very painful fluid-filled blisters surrounding entire mouth. Doctor said didn't look like typical herpes simplex1. Noticed 2 small blisters on forearm?

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

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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

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 more

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In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

In what way can herpes on the lips be spread?

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

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I have this blister like thing on my lips is it herpes. And can it be passed to private parts?

I have this blister like thing on my lips is it herpes. And can it be passed to private parts?

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 more

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How long may a lips herpes last?

Herpes Simplex: Usually these get better in one to two weeks. They would resolve much faster on medication such as acyclovir. ...Read more

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Does herpes appear when I injure my lips?

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

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Can tiny paper cut like thing on the side of the lips be herpes?

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 more

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Burning lip for a week. Could this be herpes?

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