Swollen lip due to cold sore

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everything you've asked about can add up to wearing you down to trigger a cold sore. even the heat of a pipe on your lip can be enough "trauma" to trigger one to reoccur. sunlight is also a trigger so not unusual to get one after being out in the sun enjoying yourself in nice weather too. you didn't catch oral herpes again as you already are aware of.
Hello, It can be due to a cold sore or some bacterial sores if they are close to the lip line. Pain, burning, tingling, or itching occurs at the infection site before the sores appear. Then clusters of blisters erupt which break down. You need to get some investigations like sample from the sores to identify the virus, culture analysis, Tzanck smear, antigen and antibody studies and blood sampling for antibody studies done to confirm the diagnosis.
My question is that a few days ago, I believe my lip my have split due to the cold and actually developed into a bit of a sore. It was very sensitive to the touch however, it officially split about 2 days ago and is already nearly 100% healed as I have been actively putting vaseline on it. When I look at it in the mirror however, it looks somewhat circular in shape and is a little red and swollen around the outside.
Is it normal for a cold sore to last this long and for it to leave irritated skin? Could it possilbly be something else like syphilis?
3/12 Felt achey, tired, fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils.Rapid strep test negative.The Dr believed it to be viral but still prescribed Zpac.3/13 Felt tremendously better.Left side of neck was a little tender/sore.3/14 Felt better no changes to sores.3/15 Felt well. Peeled away some loose, white skin around sores and was in the sun most of the day.Some fluid and blood seep from under the sores where a crack was. Sores on lip were dark red but no blisters around them.
The only things that I knowingly am allergic to are lactose and chocolate, both of which cause me to purge. Only that side of my lip is swollen, my tongue and throat feel fine. Also, if it helps, I'm a musician (woodwinds and strings), and I haven't come into contact with any unusual instruments. I've only played my flute, clarinets and violin this weekend.
Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! It could be cold sores or due to deficiency of iron or Vit B as you are pregnant. It can also be due to herpes, contact dermatitis or due to some form of eczema. Please consult your gynecologist and a skin specialist. Take care!
You need to drink plenty of water and also keep your lips well moisturised. Apply a medicated lip balm with a sunscreen to avoid damage due to the sun. If your lesions still persist, it would be best to see a skin specialist for a confirmed diagnosis and to rule out any other cause of the spot. Are you allergic to any substances? What symptoms do you have other than the lip lesion? What is your age? Do you smoke?
My lips had been chapped postpartum and I've been waking up with night sweats so am thinking that the cracks are due to that. Now I am terrified it's a cold sore. I don't know if I've ever had a cold sore. I do know 2 years after my daughter had her primary outbreak, I had a very painful gum infection, on my gums and between my teeth that the dentist said was "gingivostomatis." I also felt generally sick and had a fever. Is this herpes?
Also just because you test + for hsv1, doesn't mean that everything is due to hsv1. Make sense? Blood testing is helpful but has it's drawbacks which is why a lesion culture of fresh symptoms is the best course of action whenever possible. What you call an ulceration, I might just call norml healing skin so it's hard to tell if this really is an ulceration or not to be honest.
I am in my 20s and have had cold sores my entire life.. The things I have found to set off cold sores for me are stress, hot sauce (and some really spicy food; could be jalopenos), and orange juice. Why? I dont know. But to defeat a cold sore, go to the pharmacy and get a bottle of " L Lycine" amino acid. I don't know if that is the correct spelling. The second I feel my lip tingle with that sensation of an oncoming cold sore, I take 4 pills (weather they are 500mg or 1000mg).
Hello, It can be due to contact dermatitis, allergy or the start of appearance of a cold sore. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. For confirmation of diagnosis, it will be best to get it evaluated from a dermatologist.
Hello, From the symptoms it can be due to boil or a cold sore. Pain, burning, tingling, or itching occurs at the infection site before the sores appear. Then clusters of blisters erupt which break down. You need to get some investigations like sample from the sores to identify the virus, culture analysis, Tzanck smear, antigen and antibody studies and blood sampling for antibody studies done to confirm the diagnosis. My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist.
No congestion, runny nose, or coughing.Wednesday - Felt pretty terrible, achey all over, tired, fever, sore throat, swollen tonsils, etc. Went to doctor and rapid strep test came back negative. The doctor believed it to be viral but still prescribed Zythromax, which I began taking daily.Thursday - Felt tremendously better, but stayed home and rested. Left side of neck was a little tender/sore.Friday- Felt even better and no real changes to the lip sores from mentioned above.
Hi, I'm a 23 year old female that gets the occasional really bad pimple. A few days ago, though, I developed a pimple on my cheek and what I thought was a pimple right below the left side of my lip. The pimple on my cheek has just about vanished at this point, while the "pimple" below my lip has swollen up and taken on a "cratered" appearance. I can't be sure if there's puss - it seems as though there is a clearish substance in the cratered area.
It is not sensitive at all. I haven't had a fever blister or cold sore in over 20 years not to mention it doesn't even look like a fever blister. I haven't come in contact with anyone that has fever blisters with the exception that my friends and I drank after each other about a few weeks ago which would fit the incubation time period. Two of my friends did have a cold sore or something on their lip. Have I subjected myself to something?
Hello, From the symptoms it can be folliculitis if the bumps are found close to the lip line and can be cold sores if you had an infection due to HSV1. Pain, burning, tingling, or itching occurs at the infection site before the sores appear. Then clusters of blisters erupt which break down.
Please help me, what are the chances that it was not a cold sore and just an irritation? I figured if it was a cold sore, it would be either in the prodome or "early" stage since it was just red. If this was the case, then when we met again (Monday) it should be a blister already, or even an ulcer. If it was in the healing stage, then I should've noticed the actual cold sore before because we also met before she had that red bump.
I've never had a true cold sore. My last visit to the dermalogist was due to contact dematitis on my hands. She thinks my dye allergy is a actual flavoring allergy. My research along with my symptoms, I'm wondering if I have a petroleum allergy??? Petroleum is in everything I'm finding out. I've always had problems with soaps, fragrances, lotions, deoderants. I'm trying to figure this out before I have to go in for allergy testing with a $3,000 bill.
My eyes are swollen and lips are cracked. This is due to an allergic reaction to gel nails in close proximity to myself (not in me). Hope this helps you, perhaps you're allergic to your co-worker's fake nails. Also, there is a long drying period, and emits voc.
I recently went to my doctor and before I can tell her my story, she cut me off and told me about cold sores and the herpe virus, since my cold sore was very obvious. I didnt get the chance to ask her what these little tiny itchy bumps on my lips. Could these be cold sore as well?!?!
Please help me, what are the chances that it was not a cold sore and just an irritation? I figured if it was a cold sore, it would be either in the prodome or "early" stage since it was just red. If this was the case, then when we met again (Monday) it should be a blister already, or even an ulcer. If it was in the healing stage, then I should've noticed the actual cold sore before because we also met before she had that red bump.
so anyways, about four or five days ago my bottom lip started to swell up on the left bottom, right where my lips meet. it was mildly painful. after about three days the swelling has gone down, but the swelling has turned into two, possibly three (one is VERY vague) white dots, one bigger than the other, the bigger one being closer to the inside of my lip. they have very slight red rings around them, and are also mildly painful. the are not leaking anything.
The spot on my cupid's bow just kept peeling and the bump on my lip got kind of hard. Eventually weather due to time or me picking at it, I was able to take the harder dry patch off my lip. As of yesterday the spot on my lip has returned and the red dry patch is still there. It isn't behaving like any cold sore I have ever seen. I haven't had one in ages so I don't remember if this could be one and I keep looking at pictures and nothing looks like this.
As a person who suffers from an actual diagnosis of HSV, I know exactly how you feel. However, don't let it get to you. I hide from the world when I get a cold sore. Mine are often stress induced. When you get these swellings and sensations, have you noticed anything that triggers them? Stress, lip trauma, a new chapstick, heat, cold, etc? Something as slight as a light bite to the lips or accidentally knocking yourself in the mouth (I'm a clutz, I do this all the time) can be a trigger.
Hello, This bump can be due to cold sore or pyogenic granuloma. Cold sores are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The first symptoms of cold sores may include pain around your mouth and on your lips, a fever, a sore throat, or swollen glands in your neck or other parts of the body. Pyogenic granuloma is a common, benign growth that often appears as a rapidly growing, bleeding bump on the skin or inside the mouth. To confirm the diagnosis I suggest you to get her evaluated from a dermatologist.
Drink as much water as you possibly can, not just during the day but if you wake up during the night too (a great deal of this is due to dehydration!). 4. Get some Diprobase Ointment (has to be the Ointment), and use loads of this often and nothing else! 5. For now, stop using all lipsticks / glosses / balms (everything apart from Diprobase Ointment ... you've probably also had a reaction to something you've put on your lips!). 6.
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I was so aware of it 24/7 and I was so worried it was something serious. I used cold sore lip balm (Herpecine-L) for about a week and thank god it went away. Try it, because if it's NOT a cold sore then the cold sore medicine won't work. At least you'll know what it isn't. Hope you get your answers, I know how annoying it can be! You may want to see a dermatologist if all else fails. Good luck!!!
Please consult a dermatologist in that case. Also then get the possibility of cold sore ruled out. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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