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Dermatology question

I have a very small bump on the vermillion border of my lip. It looks like a tiny blister, it's hard, painless and there were no prodromal symptoms. What could this be besides a cold sore?
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it doesn't sound like it's a cold sore. sounds more like a pimple or a blocked oil duct. see your provider if you are concerned.

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Thanks so much! I made a dermatology appointment next week to be tested.

The reason I'm concerned is b/c I have a 3 month old and I'm extremely afraid of infecting her. I have tested positive for HSV-1 but have I never had frequent outbreaks, maybe only a few that I know of when I was a teenager.

The problem I have been experiencing at the same time, which is what bothers me most, is that I have a constant tingling sensation, as if an electrode was attached to a certain spot on my lip. Nothing ever develops besides a little redness, but this happens almost every other day. It makes me think that I am having constant outbreaks??? It may disappear for a few weeks but then it comes back, and starts all over again for days. Is that even possible to have constant outbreaks? Please help:)
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we always recommend you never kiss infants on the eyes or mouth - no one should since so many germs are so easily transmitted that way.   also never put a pacifier or bottle in your mouth either.  

http://www.ashastd.org/std-sti-works/Herpes/oral-herpes.html  has more info on oral herpes for more reading.

no you aren't having constant oral herpes ob's  that are causing symptoms almost every other day.
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Thanks again! I haven't even put her near my face in the last 2 months which breaks my heart. I'm so paranoid.

My next question is that if she gets it while she's a baby, how will her immune system handle it and what would keep her from spreading the virus to her eyes, fingers or even genitals? Her hands are all over the place...in her mouth and rubbing her eyes.

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there is a higher risk in infants under 6 months of age of having complications from oral herpes infections but overall, it's not a big issue.  
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