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I have bumps on my lips

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I have bumps on my lips
Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have bumps on my lips and they burn
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12/5/2017
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
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How long has this been going on for?
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
They been there more 2 weeks now
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
They are called Fordyce spots and they are benign. However from time to time they can get inflamed and cause burning sensation or even some peeling of the skin around the lips.
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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
It’s something completely benign and it will resolve on its own. We believe it has to do with hormones and it doesn’t have anything to do with infections.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Someone told me this was angular cheilites
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
Angular cheilitis usually happens in patients who are over the age of 40 and often in their 70s. It can be caused by a bacterial infection or a fungal infection. They’re usually will be a lot of skin breakdown of the corners of the mouth. It’s not something that I see in your situation.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I tested negative for herpes one mouth after sex.. should I test again?
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
I don’t see any signs of herpes outbreak. I don’t think it would be necessary to do any herpes testing.
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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago
If the burning is severe you can apply a mild hydrocortisone such as the 0.5% cream to the area twice a day for about five days.
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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
they llok like they are filled with fuild, but when i pass my fingers they dont hurt
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Can you send me some images of the areas that appear to be fluid filled? From reviewing the images you sent I didn't see any areas that appear fluid filled. Are you concerned that they are perhaps something other than fordyce spots?

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Please let me know if you still need help with this matter.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Please click the rating button when you're ready.

-Dr. Mo

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
It's been like that for almost 3 weeks now, or even longer.
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

The images show the fordyce spots I was referring to earlier.

Oral herpes or other oral infections wouldn't last this long but fordyce would.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Here is an image of what fordyce spots look like on a patient's lips.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Online it said that herpes last 2 to 3 weeks.
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Herpes rarely lasts that long. Generally about 7-10 days. If it does last as long as 3 weeks it would start out like a very severe herpes rash and then slowly resolve. It wouldn't stay the same for that long. I haven't had any patients who have had it for 2-3 weeks, that's incredibly long.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
this can be a rash?
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Correct, the rash is called fordyce. But it's not herpes or anything else.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
What about this?
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

I am happy to address rashes on other parts of your body in another question but let's close this question out first regarding your lips and then we can address any other dermatologic issues you might have which I'm happy to address with you.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

If you could click on the rating button that would be helpful.

I hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

Then please open a new question regarding the other skin lesion and I'll address it for you.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 6 months ago

Hope I provided you with a 5-star service.

If so, please click the rating button.

-Dr. Mo

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