Can dry or chapped lips cause fever blisters?

Chapped Lips. You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year. http://www.webmd.com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1.
Yes. And it can get worse if you try to lick your lips to moisten your lips. Use medicated lip balm or even vaseline to remedy the problem.

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My lips started out getting small fever blisters. Then chronic dry lips. The blisters went away, then it became dry around my lips. Its been 2 months?

Emollient . Dry lips can be due to many things. Make sure to be adequately hydrated and use a lip emollient or ointment. Read more...
Chelitis. They may be inflamed because of an allergy, toxin, medication or injury. Eczematous cheilitis, allergic contact cheilitis, pigmented contact cheilitis, cheilitis in musicians, contact reactions to lipsticks and other, lipcare products, irritant contact dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, smoking and its effects on the skin, sunburn, isotretinoin treatment, acitretin treatment, iron or b def. Read more...

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and lips?

Virus. Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and is a very common infection to get. It is estimated that 90+% of population has been exposed to this virus in childhood. Usually it is triggered by stress, lack of sleep, excess sunlight etc.. Sometimes people get them recurrently or once in awhile or sometimes once then never again. It depends but can be treated by Acyclovir and related drugs too. Read more...
Virus. Cold sores are usually caused by hsv (type i or ii) but cold sores are usually cause by type i. Cold sores are contagious and recurrence can be cause by uv light, stress, hormone fluctuation, to fever and sometimes, there is no apparent cause. Go to your doctor for appropriate treatment options such as anti-viral medications. Read more...

What causes fever blisters/ cold sores on my upper lip?!?

Herpes simplex virus. It is very common virus everybody is expossed once upon the time in life. Outbreak may happen for variety of reasons ( fever, exhaustion, period in woman, etc... Most efective treatemnt is oral anitviral medication ( it is a prescription) . Read more...
Cold sores. Cold sores/fever blisters are cause by the herpes simplex virus. There are 2 types—oral & genital. Either type can cause a "cold sore" although the oral type is usually involved with lip lesions. There are several otc treatments to lessen symptoms, but prescription anti-viral meds work better to clear the lesions. Herpes, however, is not cured; it is suppressed & can reappear.—>. Read more...

I've been having recurring fever blisters/canker sores over the past few weeks on different parts of my body (lips, between thighs, etc)Any reason/cause?

Have doc take a look. Medicine is both an art and a science, shortcuts don't usually work. It's not often possible to say with certainty what is causing a problem without 1) seeing it and b) taking a history of the illness. In addition, sometimes testing is needed. I wish that technology for distance diagnosis was better than it is, but for now seeing a doctor in person will help you the most. Hope you're better soon! Read more...

I've had fever blisters since a child usually on left side lip is it normal to come on diff spot in lip or Is it moving or cause Bell's palsy?

Not unusual. Fever blisters usually recur in the same general area as the first infection, and relapses are often triggered by mild irritation to the lip from friction or biting or associated with systemic infection. There has been an association between Bells Palsy and herpes, but there are other causes as well of palsy, and your current flare should not be cause for alarm. Read more...

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat of children?

Coxsackie virus. Typically causes painful sores in their oral cavities. Can also have non painful blisters on their hands and feet. Hence the name, hand foot & mouth disease. Read more...
Herpes virus. Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness caused by herpes virus hominis (also herpes simplex virus, hsv). It is seen mainly in young children. This condition is probably a child's first exposure to the herpes virus. The sores occur in the mouth and throat. Read more...
Virus or bacteria. Cold sores generally appear on the outer lips rather than in the mouth. They are caused by exposure to the herpes simplex virus and stays there for life dormant in one of the nerve tracts. Mouth ulcers inside the mouth may be caused by bacteria or virus. In children this arises because their immune system is not as strong as that of an adult, so they are more prone to outbreaks. Read more...

What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

Several. Some bacterial infections can cause sores in the mouth. Viral infections such as herpes, coxsackie, or epstein-barr can do the same. It is important to distinguish between the two as the treatment for each is different. Generally viral infections in otherwise healthy individuals resolve on their own in a couple of weeks. Bacterial infections can get worse over time and usually require antibiotics. Read more...
A virus. One cause is the herpes cold virus, and is called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. Another is caused by the enterovirus, and is called hand, foot and mouth disease. Check with your physician or dentist. Read more...

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...