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Old 04-06-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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small crack on lip

saturday night i fooled around with a girl from school. yesterday i noticed a tiny crack in the corner of my mouth. after reading symptoms on the net i realized that herpes can cause cracks in the skin. so all day i have been worried sick about it. like i said, its a small crack, which hurts a little when i open my mouth. im going to get tested in 3 months but im not sure what to do about this. im all worried its hsv 2.

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Old 04-07-2005, 02:30 AM   #2
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Re: small crack on lip

if it is herpes it's most likely type 1. It's rare to have type 2 in/around the mouth and face. Therefore, even if it is type 1, 80% of the population have it; but only around 25% have symptoms.

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Old 04-08-2005, 10:19 PM   #3
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Re: small crack on lip

Type 1 or 2, it doesn't really matter - it's all the same virus.

Watch the crack, if it gets bigger or you see any blisters forming in it, then you know it's herpes. It could also be chapped lips, or just a cut, but the best way to know for sure is to get it tested.

Don't kiss anyone or give oral until it goes away, just in case it is herpes, you don't want to be responsible for spreading it to others.

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Old 04-19-2005, 03:35 PM   #4
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Re: small crack on lip

Originally Posted by kem2cdm
Type 1 or 2, it doesn't really matter - it's all the same virus.
No, it is not the same virus, and it is in fact very important in most cases to distinguish between types and the locations where people have them. One reason is that you will be given some idea of what to expect from the future course of the virus (although everyone is different), and it's also crucial if you are going to be in relationships or having sex, so you can inform partners and take the appropriate precautions and judge the level of risk & how to deal with it.

A crack in the lips could be a herpes outbreak but could also, as has been said, result from chapped lips. Deficiencies in certain vitamins can also cause cuts and cracks in the lips.

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