Suggest remedies for a painful red mark on lips caused by HSV blisters
yes, neither is unusual
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Though many persons do not have any scars or evidence of previous HSV 1 outbreaks, it is not unusual for a small scar or lesion to remain due to the trauma to the area.
It should slowly resolve, though this can take some time.
In terms of the pain, this is because, this virus resides in the area of the nerves. It can cause neuralgia - nerve related pain
If it becomes severe then your doctor can give you medication to help reduce your discomfort. There are meds that are used specifically for nerve related pain eg lyrica, amitriptyline, tegretol, nortriptyline, cymbalta
These are anti depressants and anti seizure medications but are used in persons with no history of depression or seizures who only have pain as their symptom.
This may also improve especially if this was your first breakout. Initially after the first breakout the symptoms may be more noticeable, they decrease in time eg after 6 months to a year
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
that was very helpful. When you said the pain resides in the area of the nerves. Does that mean I'm still contagious? The blister has been gone for almost 2 months.
no does not mean contagious
Sorry about the delayed reply
No, you are not likely to be contagious at this time. HSV is most commonly transmitted when there is an acute outbreak.
It is rarely possible for a person to transmit the virus even though the acute outbreak has resolved but more commonly transmission occurs when the rash is present
The herpes viruses (HSV 1 and 2, the chicken pox virus), live near nerves , this is the reason painful recurrences occur or in the case of chicken pox, shingles develops
Please feel free to ask any other questions