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Can herpes be at both corners of the mouth?

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Can herpes be at both corners of the mouth?
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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12/16/2017
Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago

Please post a picture.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Its like that on both sides and they been there for a month now.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago

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Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago

Your symptoms can be due to angular cheilitis. Please read about it;

https://www.webmd.com/oral-health/angular-cheilitis#1

Herpes sores can occur on both the sides of lips but usually do not stay for one month.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I didn't see any pics of angular that show dots like mine do.
Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago

You need to get a biopsy of these sores if your blood tests for Herpes are negative.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
They look more like forespots. They just came out of nowhere.
Dermatologist: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Cosmetic surgeon replied 8 months ago

I will opt out.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Mo. I see the other expert opted out so I'll give you my impression of the images you uploaded. It doesn't appear that what you have there is herpes and they do appear to be fordyce spots which are benign. They will come and go with age and hormonal changes. But they are benign.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
i spoke to you a few weeks ago. The burning contunies and it comes and goes. Its been 3 days now with my lips burning. I took a herpes test, so I'll know by tommorow.
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

Sure, let me know if you have any questions for me. You did a herpes blood test or a swab?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Blood
Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

I don't believe there is a blood test to check for active infection but perhaps your doctor knows something I don't. It can only test for exposure or immunity to the virus. And your doctor can't really do a swab because the pretest probability of herpes is too low. Either way, if you have any questions about the results let me know.

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Dermatologist: Dr. Mo, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

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