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Herpes Labialis

The type of herpes infection that results in core sores on the lips is called herpes labialis. Usually, the type 1 virus (HSV-1) causes lesions on the lips and around the mouth. Your doctor might prescribe antiviral ointments or tablets.

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Does sharing lip gloss spread oral herpes virus?

Query: Hi doctor,If I buy used lip gloss with an applicator that dips into the bottle, could there be any worrisome that bacteria or viruses from the previous user's lips withstand the cosmetic preservatives? I am worried, especially about the oral herpes virus. I keep reading the conflicting information a...  Read Full »

Dr. Purohit Manish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Infection can be transferred from one individual to another if we use a lip gloss used by a person suffering from any kind of infection. Usually, the lips do not act as a carrier site for any microorganism. An organism that causes the infection is usually manifested clin...  Read Full »

How will herpes labialis spread?

Query: Hi doctor,Before a month, someone who has labial herpes kissed me on my cheek. After that, my lips were burning, but I did not apply any lotion on the lips till now. I am a little bit hypochondriac. Before two days I met my boyfriend and I kissed him on the cheeks. The next day, I felt pain in my ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Purohit Manish

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As I understand you are conscious about you and your friend's health. But, no need to worry. First, I would like to tell you that herpes infections are transmitted by direct contact like kissing, and manifest with multiple painful vesicles, which may develop into ulcer...  Read Full »

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