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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

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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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

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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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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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
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Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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I had a zit I popped above my lip and it turned into looking like a blister and tingled. I popped it again and white puss came out. Herpes of zit?

I had a zit I popped above my lip and it turned into looking like a blister and tingled. I popped it again and white puss came out. Herpes of zit?

Lip lesions: A red spot on the lip area that evolves into a blister could be a "cold sore" or herpes. If there is tingling in the area beforehand, that makes me suspicious. Plus herpes will come out in the same area since it is the nerve that is infected. Bacterial infections like acne can occur around the lip areas- and I recc to keep hands away from face to reduce this risk. Stress may trigger for these too ...Read more

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Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Do I have herpes? I have something that looks like a pimple but i can't really tell. its on the border of my lip on the cupids bow

Facial lesion: Its hard to say without a picture, a lip lesion that commonly occurs during times of stress is known as a " cold sore" or herpes labialis. This is caused by a strain of the herpes virus and generally abates after a few days or weeks. ...Read more

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Every couple months i get a bump on my lip, it is very tender and looks like herpes bump.it goes away in 2 weeks, im 13.i want to know what it is.

Every couple months i get a bump on my lip, it is very tender and looks like herpes bump.it goes away in 2 weeks, im 13.i want to know what it is.

Have an elder ask: Sadly, people your age are too young to directly ask for help here. Just try to find an adult - or someone over 16 - to ask on your behalf. It does seem like your bump may be herpes or a similar thing. See a Dr when it shows next time for an exam. If not herpes, it might be better since herpes is not curable - only treatable. Be well! ...Read more

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