Re: swollen lips and breaking out
Oral herpes is incredibly common, and you may well be having an outbreak. Have you ever had a cold sore on your lip? If not, this could be an initial outbreak which would explain the severity. Alternatively, you may have just had a vaccine wear off. If you have been previously vaccinated for anything in the herpes family, such as Chickenpox, and the vaccine has worn off, you can get a particularly nasty outbreak.
I assume you already have meds for your genital herpes- the same meds work for oral herpes. You can also use lip balm containing Lysine, and you can take Lysine pills. Avoid foods with Arginine and avoid chocolate for now.
If you're unsure, it would be good to see a doctor.
Edit: the reason I say if you're unsure, see a doc is because other things can resemble this. My dad had what appeared to be a pimple right at the corner of his mouth and it turned out to be the drain hole for a staph infection. You did mention this occurred after shaving, there is always the possibility you cut yourself and introduced some sort of infection.
Last edited by EagleRiverDee; 04-23-2013 at 11:12 AM.