Facial herpes is very common and is also known as cold sores, fever blisters, sun blisters, oro-facial herpes, herpes labialis and herpes febrilis. Facial herpes is characterised by groups of fluid-filled blisters that appear on red swollen areas of the skin or on the mucous membranes. A burning sensation is often present just before the skin lesions develop. The areas can be tender and painful. The blisters heal without scarring but they have a tendency to return. These episodes are caused by a very common virus infection known as herpes simplex virus HSV , of which there are two types:.
What does herpes look like?
Genital herpes - NHS
Look for itchy lesions. The main way that you will be able to tell if you have genital herpes is through the lesions that appear on your genital area. These present approximately 6 days after infection. HSV-1 lesions will usually appear on or in the mouth.
Genital herpes 101
Cold sores, often called fever blisters, are clustered, small, fluid-filled blisters. You may feel a tingling on your lip before a small, hard, painful spot appears top. In a day or two, blisters form, which later break and ooze bottom. Healing usually occurs in two to four weeks without scarring. Cold sores — also called fever blisters — are a common viral infection.