A few months ago I developed little bumps around the edges of my upper and lower lips. They itched like crazy and would emit this yellowish/clear puss and crust over. I had them for about a week, then started using Abreva (thinking they were herpes). The Abreva sort of helped, but now, a good 6 months later they are back.
Oddly enough, after they "cleared up" the first time, I remember putting my lips to my wrist (as if I was wiping my lips off) and a few days later little bumps appeared on my wrist that itched terribly. Those haven't gone away. I just use an anti-itching cream for those.
But the problem with my lips are starting to bother me. And I'd just like to know it they are indeed herpes.
Cold sores or oral herpes are caused by the Human simplex virus-1 that causes ulcerative lesions of the oral mucosa or lips. They typically take the form of tiny, clear, fluid-filled blisters on the face, most commonly the lips. They could become painful blisters that ulcerate and crust over. A cold sore usually clears by itself in seven to twelve days, and rarely leads to medical complications.
The number of blisters varies from one to a whole cluster. Before the blisters erupt, the soon-to-be-infected skin may itch or become very sensitive. The natural course of the blisters is to break spontaneously or as a result of minor trauma, allowing the fluid contents to ooze. Eventually, scabs form and slough, leaving slightly red skin. The cold sore is highly contagious and is easily transmitted in saliva or close sexual or social contact. This could be the reason why another outbreak occurred in your wrist.
Recurrent infections, which tend to be milder than primary infections, may be triggered by a variety of stresses including fever, exposure to the sun, and menstruation. Definite diagnosis is to culture the skin lesion or a blood test that may show antibodies to the virus. Although your symptoms may point to oral herpes, a complete medical history and physical examination is important to reach a diagnosis.
i had white bumps on my lips and it was itchy my lip got swollen and the i went to the hospital they gave me this pill called clindamycin and i couldnt eat anything cause if i did i would throw it up and then 1-2 weeks it was gone no more swelling or bumps or puss just me and my normal self i havent had it in over a year so i have to say try clindamycin
i hope it works for you
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.