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Lips Extremely Red and Itchy?

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peacelover

Hi Everyone,

So far I have not gotten an outbreak of HSV1, I just know that I have it from a blood test (but also don't know if i have had it for a long time or not) anyway, for the past month or so I've noticed my lips have been burning-- which made me think I was about to have an outbreak but nothing ever happened. The burning has been on and off but more constant, like right now, I think because it's getting cold. Anyway, they are extremely red now which hasn't happened, and also very itchy and uncomfortable. Does this happen frequently to people before an outbreak? And would it cause discomfort like this for a whole month? :(

Since I'm a bit paranoid, I have been inspecting like crazy, the only thing I've noticed are very very small white bumps, that once again don't expand or pop or anything.

Am I doomed to get an outbreak or does anyone know if this is unrelated to the virus?

(Also, could it be possible to have gotten both forms of herpes through one (vaginal sex) encounter meaning both forms might be genital--maybe it wouldn't be oral at all, or would the blood antibody test have showed that?

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Jewel

Have a fairly similar experience. Itchy burning lips, turning red. IDK. The doctors say they don't see anything. Also, had itchy cheeks and burning eyes. Anyway, doctors later diagnosed me as having Rosacea. I do have Herpes vaginally. Just don't know what to think of the burning lips. It lasted for months and I still get it from time to time. At around the same time I started the Rosacea cream and Valtrex for the vagina. So, I don't know which one made things better. IDK. There are days I hope it something different, or think it might be Rosacea and other days it's like "whatelse could it be?" IDK. This has been going on for over a year. If you don't have a blister they can't diagnose it. My lips have white spots on them and that's about it.

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