Jump to content
World's Largest Herpes Support Group
Sign in to follow this  

Lips Extremely Red and Itchy?

Recommended Posts


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?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • The Hive is Thriving!

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Posts

    • T9000
      Sort of unrelated, but I remember a few months ago finding new patents filed last year for the einstein college vaccine. I wondered if they were indicative of new developments with it, but I brushed it off as probably not.
    • North Saranac
      I have not had sexual contact for at least half a year with a partner of more than four years monogamous, one non-protected encounter four years ago different women and then a few more non-protected over ten years ago.   One morning, I woke up after a having bad night time sweats (common) with a bad itch in my pubic region hair on right side about halfway between my penis and belly button. I did not look closely to later that night and noticed a large red rash, but don't believe I looked that closely. At some point I noticed a blister or something and tried to pop it and then walked away, I think being in denial I didn't want to look that closely, so I cant describe symptoms. This was on a Saturday or Sunday. The following Monday I went to work, where I do a physical demanding job al week, I noticed the area that had the rash showed about four areas that were infected (either cut or blistered) and would burn at night time during the week, They were located on my right side, directly where my belt buckle rubs. During the days that work week, my belt buckle would drive and rub in the area ( my buckle is metal square with pointy but not sharpe edges), I tried to pull my pants up and get the belt off the area but that was not always possible. After work that week, I took the weekend and then next two days off of work, the shooting pain evidently stopped and the area after a another week or two looked to be healing.  Week before symptoms: I have been under stress at work and the previous two days before the rash / OB I was working on a boat with another person, we were sharing work equipment and peeing with out washing hands (could he have had it and spread it to me through sharing of phones, equipment if he peed and then touch my phone, then I peed (sorry if stupid question)? My belt could have also been digging into me also, I have been wearing this belt for over a year and never had a problem. Currently, I took a Herpes 1 and 2 test from stdcheck using quest and it came back negative. Symptoms Dec 2/3 test Jan 21, negative results Jan 23. The area in pubic region is still red and appears to be scared but no open sores.   I know it is crazy but with the those symptoms I am still worried. Was that too soon to get a test? Is there any chance of getting if from a co-worker if they have it and touched the same things you did? Would you recommend getting another blood test in 3 months? Thank you for your input.
    • T9000
      Doctors will tell you this, but it's incredibly irresponsible of them, and it's advice that needs to be ignored. You always need to disclose your status before having sex with someone.
    • T9000
      The general public is just really poorly educated when it comes to virology in my opinion. Part of it though is just the fact that there's only so much information a person can remember and care about at one time. However I've always felt like HPV is way more openly discussed than HSV, at least in women's spaces.
    • Forest
      Here is the full science and documentation behind the herpes patent . RNA GUIDED ERADICATION OF HERPES SIMPLEX TYPE I AND OTHER RELATED HERPESVIRUSES   https://patents.justia.com/patent/20180000970   I hope this will help answer your questions.

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.