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canker sores and herpes the same

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Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Usually not: Cold sores are on the lips or on the face near the lips. They are caused by recurrences of herpes virus, which lives in the nerves after an initial in ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michel
46 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: You can but it would be uncommon. It is not clear but usually oral herpes present as a blister formation. What you are describing sound more like cank ... Read More
Dr. David Satloff
40 years experience Pain Management
Anything is possible: But, the description sounds like canker sores on the tongue. The palatal sore could be due to a canker sore, or due to periodontal issue or a tooth ab ... Read More
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
51 years experience Dentistry
2 sores: Either is possible, but it is not possible to diagnose without a visual examination. See your dentist for an exam, especially if the sores have been p ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kayvon Javid
20 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in co ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
36 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Canker sore/Herpes: Canker sores in the mouth usually look like an ulcer generally with a red center and a whiter ring around it. They are usually due to bacteria and ar ... Read More
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Dr. John DeWolf
40 years experience Dentistry
They are both sores : But they are quite different. Herpes is usually on the outside of the lips (but not always) and is caused by the herpes virus which is contagious. Can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Oral Sores = ?: Canker sores usually occur on the soft mucous membranes and tissues inside your mouth and look like ulcers, while herpes more often occurs on the outs ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
36 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Canker sores aren't herpes; cold sores are. (herpes are on the lips, but not usually inside the mouth.).
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Canker sores: The cause of these is not known. They are not due to Herpes virus infection.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
No, no: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. I find they occur in cases where there is the combination of stress and irritation to the tissues. S ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
38 years experience Dentistry
Canker sores are: Not infectious to others. Herpes lesions are infectious to others. Have your dentist check your issues closely and explain further. Treatment is avai ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
18 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Test: There are test that can determined if you have some type of deficiency that can cause the sores, if it is a oral herpes lesion it will come back again ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
38 years experience Dentistry
Canker & Herpes: Are different. Your canker sores are related to immune system issues or trauma to the soft tissue. Herpes lesions look different and are related to ... Read More
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