How can you tell the difference between a cold sore and dry cracked lips?
Answer: does it matter? treat each lip as if it is infected and then you will always be safe. When you've had them both... And if your rich a s s is not satisfied with our answers, look for it yourself...The answers are all at your fingertips "Lazy" YEAH, THE NAME FITS... If you had dry cracked lips, I'd offer you my chap stick. cold sore is round and red, cracked lips are lines and usually all over. Cold sore or Herpes Simples Virus looks like a blister and it throbs and takes a long to me to go away . http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/im... http://www.healthatoz.com/healthatoz/ato... Cracked lips are flaky peely and hurt all over.http://www.drdonnica.com/faqs/00007348.h... a cold sore is a red, raised, distinguished bump around the lip area..or on the lip. Chapped/cracked lips are not usually raised or bumpy. Check out www.webmd.com well if YOUR the one with the coldsore/chapped lips, rub your finger accross your lip, your lip will feel weird when its rubbed if you have a coldsore. A cold sore isn't on your lips.The sores typically appear right on the lip line or just outside of your lips. It wont look like a zit or turn white. You'll know it when you see it. What are cold sores? Cold sores, sometimes called fever blisters, are clusters of small blisters on the lip and outer edge of the mouth. The skin around the blisters is often red and inflamed. The blisters can break open, weep a clear fluid, and then scab over after a few days. Complete healing may take 7 to 10 days. A cold sore is a fever blister that one usually gets when there is inner fever in the body (you don't have to have a temperature to get a cold sore). Dry cracked lips are chapped lips, they LOOK cracked. A cold sore is often in a corner of the mouth or on the bottom lip. a cold sore feels sort of tingly at first. dry cracked lips hurt and burn.