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Yesterda I noticed an itty bitty spotnon my top lip that itched

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Yesterda I noticed an itty bitty spotnon my top lip that itched pretty bad. I couldnt help but scratch it with my teeth and continue to feel of it with my tongue. I thought that it could be a mosquito bite. I continued my day at work trying to ignoreit. Later that night I had noticed instead of one little bump there were about 4 of them very close together. Not only were there more but they looked more like blisters filled with clear liquid. I did research to find it could be Mucocele? I woke up this morning and the are bigger. It seems to have all moved together to make one huge blister. It hurts pretty bad and it may be draining a little cause it gets a little crusty over it everu so often. This is on my actual lip. Not on the edge.
Hi--mucolceles are on the mucosal aspect of the lip--inside on the moist area--and not on the skin of the lip itself. Is that where these bumps are?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

They are on the area I would apply lipstick. It kind of started going on the inside and rubbing on the edge of my teeth.

And how large are these? Are they crusting at all or still blisters?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

they started out the size of an ant or flea bite, very tiny, and now it looks like 3 little blisters and 1 bigger one. Im assuming they leaked because it has been crusty a few times today. but yes they still look like blisters.

Any chance of posting a photo on this page or at Imageshack, Photobucket, or Snapfish and giving me the link?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

i dont have an account with either of those sites so i am getting on my computer to see if i cant add it directly to this page

OK--give it a try because it would help but otherwise we can still go on here
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

can you open this?


Customer: replied 3 years ago.

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Sorry for the delay--just got back on. Have you ever had a cold sore before?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no. thats why im so concerned. i talked to the pharmacist and he said that it doesnt look like a cold sore to him.

Not classic for the typical cold sore than one usually sees but I think this does look like a classic herpetic lestion--herpes type I and not the STD type. Anyone can get this at any time and it isn't all that serious and these usually resolve on their own. Acyclovir ointment or orally can speed up the process. Have your doctor take a look and see if he agrees with me.
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