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What Causes Blisters On The Lip?

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Posted on Fri, 14 Oct 2016
Question: I need a solution to my hsv1 outbreaks.
In the last 3 months i have had 3 severe outbreaks. This is very unfortable to say the least. The come up at night and i my top lip will be covered in blisters by the end of day the bottom lip follows suite the next day first two out breaks i got herpetic lessons This time it is remaining on my lips. However. I understand that the trigger for these outbreaks is stress however i was not very stress on this last outbreak so i need to understand why i am having these so much. I have not had out breaks like this for 5 years. I have gotten std checked hiv is not a concern here so lets figure out what is triggering these out breaka
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Drop in immunity is the cause.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me mention that once infected, the members of the herpes family of viruses remain there in the nerve endings of the local nerve supply for the rest of your life. They usually stay dormant when your immunity is intact but flare up when due to any reason your immunity falls.

It seems that your immunity is not in good shape over the last 3 months. You need to take plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables daily with your diet. They contain antioxidants and should help. Eat wholesome foods. Exercise regularly. You may take Vitamin E supplements as well.

Improvement in your immunity will automatically prevent such flare ups in the future.

Let me know if I could be of further assistance.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (1 hour later)
Yes i understand drop in immune system. But a recent cbc and hiv test say different my immune system is in good shape. However to your point i have not been exercising reguiraly. Your advice would be to boost the system with vietamin c anti oxyidants and vitamin e correct? So would a mens one a day supplement complete those requirements. Also have you heard of laser theropy to elimate those local nerve endings??
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (13 hours later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. Sorry for not being able to respond faster.

The drop in immunity cannot always be quantified. You might know that some children are more prone to catching cold than others. This is due to the difference in immunity. Blood parameters might be comparable in both. Similar is your case. CBC or HIV test will not reflect such differences. The immunodeficiency due to HIV is a gross one and I am talking of subtle things here.

Vitamin E, Vitamin C and the other antioxidants contained in colorful fruits and vegetables help in boosting the immunity and hence should be taken.

I do not think that laser therapy to eliminate nerve endings by laser therapy. You may kill the nerve endings but not the entire nerve cells that span from the skin to all the way to the brain or spinal cord. The virus remains dormant in the nerve cells and so the possibility of flare up remains unaffected.

You might like to go through:
https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn14243-no-place-to-hide-for-herpes-virus/

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Veerisetty Shyamkumar
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What Causes Blisters On The Lip?

Brief Answer: Drop in immunity is the cause. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on Healthcaremagic. I have gone through your query and understand your concerns. Let me mention that once infected, the members of the herpes family of viruses remain there in the nerve endings of the local nerve supply for the rest of your life. They usually stay dormant when your immunity is intact but flare up when due to any reason your immunity falls. It seems that your immunity is not in good shape over the last 3 months. You need to take plenty of colorful fruits and vegetables daily with your diet. They contain antioxidants and should help. Eat wholesome foods. Exercise regularly. You may take Vitamin E supplements as well. Improvement in your immunity will automatically prevent such flare ups in the future. Let me know if I could be of further assistance. Regards