Wound In The Corner Of The Lips And Filled With Water Accompanied By Fever?
I experienced lesions in the corners of the lips, initially only bouncy filled with water. After that the blister is followed by fever, dizziness, shortness of breath at certain times, sometimes nausea. I searched info on HealthReplies.com for symptoms of herpes labialis. But when I was treated at the health center, the doctor only said that I was just a skin infection caused by bacteria, and the other symptoms that I experienced had nothing to do with the lesions I was experiencing. Am I really just a bacterial infection or really herpes? That is all and thank you
Good evening, thanks for the question
Herpes simplex is an HSV 1 virus infection that usually causes symptoms in the mouth and face area.
Herpetic pharyngotonsillitis is the main feature of adult HSV 1 infection. Symptoms are fever, weakness, headache, and sore throat. Vesicles or spots filled with broken fluid will form like abrasions and grayish fluid in the tonsils and pharynx. Skin lesions around the mouth can also occur in less than 10% of patients.
Whereas herpes labialis is the most common manifestation of HSV 1 infection that is frequently recurred. Pain, burning, and tingling often occur, followed by the emergence of red nodules that develop rapidly into thin-walled vesicles, which eventually become broken and cause blisters. Recurrences generally occur less than 2 times a year, but can occur every month.
While the bacterial infection of the skin in question is likely to be impetigo. Crustose impetigo is inflammation that gives a picture of vesicles that quickly turn into pus-filled nodules and rupture to become dry crusts or yellowish scabs like honey and thick. The location of the specific abnormality is found around the nostrils, mouth, ears or anus. Impetigo crustosa attacks more toddlers due to poor immunity and hygiene factors.
Both of the above conditions do have a picture of skin disorders and the location of skin disorders that are almost similar but actually can still be distinguished. In HSV infections cause rupture of vesicles that only causes the skin to peel off. Whereas in impetigo usually there will be a fairly thick yellowish scab. In subjective complaints, the condition of herpes labialis is usually a recurring condition, where reactivation of the virus occurs due to trigger factors such as fever, trauma, emotional stress, sunlight, or menstruation. Whereas in the case of impetigo, there is a history of poor hygiene or low immune status.
If the current treatment does not reduce the symptoms, you should check with your doctor. Or if in doubt you can do a second opinion by consulting with other doctors.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah