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Is this herpes ??

Doc Terri,

Few days back i was in vegas strip club. I was drunk and i kissed a stripper (deep french for min or two) and kissed her breast too :(

now exact two days later i got the white mark on my lower lips. Please see the images in link below and let me know if you think this is a cold sore ?? I have a mild sore throat but no fever. The white patch on my lips doesn't hurt and i been trying to remove it using my tooth too.

Though my tongue kind of hurts. on closer look i can see some very very small red dots (not sure if its normal)

During vegas i drank a lot of alcohol and got dehydrated. my lips were all dry and chapped so i am using chap stick since then.

Please see the image of white patch on my lower lip and give me you opinion if this looks like a herpes cold sore ??

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thanks for ur help.
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55646 tn?1263664409
I looked at the pictures.  They don't look like cold sores, no.  The technical term for the area on your lip is leukoplakia (white patch) but why it is there, I don't know.  If it continues to be present, I would go to see your dentist for a further evaluation.  Stop trying to remove it with a toothbrush, you will be confusing the picture for the dental evaluation.

If the area changes or becomes a blister, then I would be concerned about cold sores.  If that happens, get seen right away for treatment.

Avatar universal
Thanks Terri,

it never became blister. But its still there. Not as hard and prominent but patch is still visible. Is this something to get worried about ?? should i visit dermatologist for this ??
55646 tn?1263664409
If the patch remains for a few more weeks, I would have it checked out, yes.

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