Herpetic skin lesions are localized mainly on the lips and nose wings. First, itching and burning are felt in the localized skin area and afterward the bubbles filled with a clear content appear. The bubbles burst, leaving the shallow erosion and crusts that disappear in a few days without complications. Sometimes the bacterial flora penetrates through the damaged skin, causing secondary abscess and deteriorating the healing.
Herpetic lesions of the oral mucosa are characterized by the development of the acute or recurrent stomatitis. The disease may be accompanied by the signs of the general intoxication and fever. The mucous membrane of the mouth is covered with groups of small bubbles filled with clear content. They open quickly and leave painful erosions. Oral erosion may heal up to two weeks. Herpetic stomatitis is prone to recur.