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patch of peeling skin under lip

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  • Posted By: tsunade
  • November 13, 2006
  • 03:36 PM

I have a weird patch of skin with raised edges, center is pretty flat, under my lip. The outer edges are kind of red and peeling. No itches or pains, but doesn't look too cool and the edges of this skin patch peels too much.

A little about the history of this area. This area (under my lip) has always been a huge problem for me. Since 5-6 years it started growing red blisters (usually 1-3) that would come and go away after awhile. It would come back when the weather is dry or when I eat spicy foods. Went to the doc, he said no big deal but gave me stuff to put on it when I get it. They all went away but left some scars. Now they're not coming back but is replaced by this weird patch. I am seeing a doc again tomorrow but I just would like to know if anyone knows what this might be? searched up some on google and this site but there are too many skin conditions.

Thanks alot

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  • Could be a form of herpes. Cold sores and such are related to the herpes. theres Zoser, and simplex. Get checked out.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 06:21 PM
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  • Thanks for your input, i checked up on google about herpes first thinking I couldn't have it since it's a STD, but I notice there was HSV1 which is not a STD, and that does sound like what i have, or at least used to. my old cold sores cured themselves within few days and were pretty painful. Now the new "patch" problem I have is it's painless but it's ugly and won't go away, but also did not expand. Maybe HSV1 can lead to something else? Either way thanks for your help and I will find out from my doc tomorrow.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2006
    • 07:26 PM
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