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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 12, 2007
  • 00:46 AM

A couple of days ago, over the course of an hour or so, my lips started feeling like they were dry/cracked, but neither sore nor painful. Today they were redder than usual, and under some light conditions the outer parts of each lip are deeper red than the inside, like there's more blood in the capillaries. There's nothing that I would call an individual sore or lesion. To the touch, they feel somewhat dry, but not swollen. I've had this happen twice before in my 21 years - when I was 8, and again at 15. I've read up a bit on oral herpes, looked at some example photos, and I match maybe one or two symptoms and none of the photos. But I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help?

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  • Herpes lesions are painful or at best irritated areas, which are sometimes preceded by tingling, what you described does not sound like herpes, however if you develop a painful blister you may want to go to the doc to confirm.
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