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Rash on face from kissing fiancee?

I have been with my fiancee for three years and every time I am with him I break out in a rash around my chin, lip area, under my nose, and cheeks. It's a rash that I have been mistaken for acne for a long time. I finally went to a dermatoligist and was diagnosed with perioral dermatitis. I am now on an antibiotic and Protopic ointment for it. It has went away fast and the medicine is working great, but we just don't know why he is causing this. All the doctors I went to are stumped on how I only break out when I'm with him. He's in the military so I don't see him as often as I like so I don't have it when he's not around and I do when he visits. His blood has been tested for abnormalitis and any kind of staph infections or anything that he could be a carrier of and his bloodwork came out clean. This never happened with any previous boyfriends. I just want to know if anyone might know of anything that could be causing this.
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replied August 2nd, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The symptoms which you have mentioned are suggestive of cold sores of herpes. It is also called herpes labialis. These are spread by kissing. These are caused by herpes simplex virus. They most often form on the lips and sometimes under the nose or chin. The sores heal in about 7 to 10 days without scarring. There’s no specific remedy for the same. You can use some over the counter painkillers for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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replied August 2nd, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The symptoms which you have mentioned are suggestive of cold sores of herpes. It is also called herpes labialis. These are spread by kissing. These are caused by herpes simplex virus. They most often form on the lips and sometimes under the nose or chin. The sores heal in about 7 to 10 days without scarring. There’s no specific remedy for the same. You can use some over the counter painkillers for the same. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.



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