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Question: blisters below my lower lip

 isis - Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:09 pm

2 nights ago a blister formed and burst below my lower lip before I realized it was even there! There have been 3 more blister that have formed inside the initial blister area (much smaller) since then. About 13 yrs ago I had an outbreak of facial blisters covering the entire lower half of my face. The dermatologist I saw was unsure as to the initial cause but it had progressed to a bacterial infection by the time I saw him. There have been no blisters or facial outbreaks since and I don't get cold sores.
I am currently washing the area 3x a day with warm soapy water along with triple antibacterial ointment. There is no burning and only mild itching intermittently. I have had no sexual contact (including kissing) for almost a year, so newly contracted herpes seems far fetched. Any ideas?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:10 am

User avatar Hello,Herpes infections can remain dormant for long and can come out from the nerve to the skin when there is a break down of resistance.Most of these are aquired in childhood and are quite common in the community.
Impetigo can be a look alike and caused by bacteria lile steptococci.These can be contagious and mostly affect children.External application of antibiotic for a few days should be fine.
Best wishes.

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