I have blisters on both lips, somewhat like fever blisters. They sting and itch terribly. I have had these two months. I have taken Valtrex and am using Protopic topical also. I have seen my family physician and also a dermatologist. Could this be shingles?
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
As per your case history, you are suffering from Herpes labialis, my treatment advice is:
1. Do not squeeze the lesions as it may worsen the condition. 2. Apply a mild antibiotic cream like Fusiderm cream on it. 3. Other treatment options are oral Antibiotics and oral Acyclovir taken only after consulting a Dermatologist.
Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Regards, Dr. Harshit Bhachech
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