Advice on lip herpes
If the lip suddenly burns and itches, those affected usually first ask the pharmacist for advice and seek quick help. Foreign-language customers are grateful if they can communicate in English and receive advice.
Travelling by plane across several time zones does not only disturb the sleep rhythm but it also weakens the immune system. Likewise, intensive ultraviolet radiation can affect the immune system, for example during a skiing holiday.
People who contracted a herpes simplex virus may then show the first signs of a new virus outbreak on their lip: itchiness, a tingling sensation and a feeling of tightness. Before a remedy can be recommended, pharmacy technicians or pharmacists need to ask a few questions.
Information and questions
|Deutsch / German||Englisch / English|
|Beschwerden||symptoms, health complaints|
|Lichtschutzfaktor||sun protection factor|
|Sonnenschutz||sun (solar) protection, sun blocker|
|Spannungsgefühl||feeling of tightness|
|UV-Strahlung||ultraviolet (UV) radiation (rays)|
|Wattestäbchen||cotton swabs, cotton buds|
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The oral mucous membrane has numerous nerve endings which can be quite painful even if inflammations and injuries are relatively harmless.
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Insect bites are not only unpleasant, they can be quite dangerous, when the injection site gets infected or a virus reaches the bloodstream.
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Help in an acute emergency
People in foreign-speaking countries usually visit a pharmacy because of slight health problems. However, in some cases the pharmacy also acts as a first point of contact.