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I have tiny blisters on my lips. What could they be?

I have tiny blisters on my lips. What could they 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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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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I have a couple small clear bubbles or blisters on my lips that do not hurt at all. I can't even feel them. Could it be herpes?

I have a couple small clear bubbles or blisters on my lips that do not hurt at all. I can't even feel them. Could it be herpes?

Maybe: In general herpes is very painful. However, it varies depending on the stage that you notice them. At the vesicular stage or bubbles, they may not hurt as much but when they turn into blisters, they are very painful as the nerve endings are exposed. If they are already blistering and still non-painful, they are probably not herpes but another infections or condition altogether. ...Read more

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I have been getting these water blisters on my lips for years now. I know they aren't cold sores because they aren't contagious. I need a solution!?

I have been getting these water blisters on my lips for years now. I know they aren't cold sores because they aren't contagious. I need a solution!?

Herpes?: Water blister on lips are most likely herpes type 1 which is contagious. To see if this is the case please see your doctor. A simple test can tell you. By the way there is no cure for herpes. ...Read more

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I have blisters on my lips and the next day my lips were swollen and threw up blood. What could be wrong ?

I have blisters on my lips and the next day my lips were swollen and threw up blood. What could be wrong ?

See your doctor: You should have your lesion evaluated in person by your doctor, so he/she can take a biopsy (or remove it completely) if needed. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Why do I keep getting fever blisters on my lips?

Cold sores: The cold sores or fever blisters are a herpes simplex virus. Stress whether physical (lack of sleep infection....) or emotional stress. I advise you to see your doctor as there are medications your doctor can put you on to prevent the frequent out breaks. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop ulcers in my mouth and fever blisters on my lips?

What should I do to stop ulcers in my mouth and fever blisters on my lips?

Lysine: You can try adding lysine supplements to your diet and see if that helps. If it doesn't then you may need to try abreva, or get a prescription from your doctor or an oral surgeon for an anti-viral. ...Read more

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What causes little white blister looking cuts inside the lower lip it has sum pain when II eat?

What causes little white blister looking cuts inside the lower lip it has sum pain when II eat?

Canker sore.: What you're describing sounds like a canker sore, also called an aphthous ulcer. It does not have one specific cause, but it can be brought on by many triggers such as stress, infection, vitamin deficiencies, or immune system abnormalities. Other than being painful, they are harmless and can be treated with topical oral agents. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for blisters on the lips?

What is  the best medicine for blisters on the lips?

Blisters from?: The best medicine to use depends on what caused the blisters. I suggest you see you primary provider for evaluation and recommendation of best treatment. ...Read more

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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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What causes discoloration (white) of lower lip. There is no pain or blister. Just the discoloration.

Lip lesions: Without more details such as your age and how long the lesion has been there, it is difficult to guide you. The lower lip is particularly susceptible to sun damage, known as Actinic Cheilitis, this can look white and smooth Flat warts can also look white on the lips, as can Lichen planus. Best to have it evaluated by a professional. It is important to rule out malignancy such as Squamous cell ca. ...Read more

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