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Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience in Dentistry
HIV: More than likely zero chance. Especially if it's a one time thing.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Canker sores: The best way to find out what is going on is to see a dentist or oral,surgeon. They can tell you if it is just canker sores or herpes or something el ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amar Ashraf
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Unlikely: You don't get HIV by kissing. Herpes infection possible by kissing, however it does not happen in two days after kissing.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aphthous ulcers: These are likely aphthous ulcers. Vitamin B12 and folate (folic acid) deficiency, stress, menstrual period, NSAIDS, other drugs have been known to be ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not usually: Hsv is more likely to cause blisters on the lips (cold sores) than blisters in the mouth. The exception is primary herpes (the first episode), especi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Hard to tell: It needs to be examined by a dentist or oral medicine specialist.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uttma Dham
22 years experience in Dentistry
Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Possible Diagnoses: A verruca vulgaris or papilloma both fit the description of a growth that may appear like a wart in the oral cavity. The definitive diagnosis can onl ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably not herpes: Not likely. Herpes inside the mouth causes painful sores, but not peeling. Maybe some other virus or an allergy.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: If you are worried, get tested. It is rare, but can happen. (I wouldn‘t call them canker sores if caused by chlamydia, but they look alike)
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
Lip cold sores: Are caused from the herpes virus. Mouth lesions can also be from that virus but they can also be apthous stomatitis ulcers that are not viral in their ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Sadow
16 years experience in Pathology
Sores: If you have sores on the inside of your mouth, it is best you go see your doctor to determine whether they are best treated by medicine or appear to w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
31 years experience in Periodontics
Common: Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States. About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infect ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Canker sores: The cause of canker sores is not well understood. It often occurs during times of stress in areas that get irritated from toothbrush, food or sharp to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Yes, but: If you only have that one sore and no other symptoms it's probably something else.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: Yes. Lesions are similar whether on the skin or on mucous membranes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahesh Patel
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibly.: Persistent cheek biting and especially smoking can cause white (leukoplakic) lesions in the area, that are predisposed to turning into cancerous lesio ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kyon Hood
Dr. Kyon Hood answered
19 years experience in Pediatrics
It's possible: but without seeing what it looks like a definitive diagnosis can't be made. It it's painful, take ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If it doesn't improve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Why ulcers there: Depends on where it exactly is and what it looks like. Mouth ulcers can be a matter of simple using an rx Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) soak, or ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Wright
32 years experience in Dentistry
Trauma: All mouth sores should be gone in 2 weeks. If it is still there be concerned. Always best to check with you dentist first.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Probably a virus.: Virus infection, usually herpes virus can cause blistering in the mouth that can evolve to mouth ulcers. With a bad episode, lymph nodes in the neck ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Moretta
38 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Any constant irritation to oral tissues can eventually cause changes to the tissue in those area which can lead to cancer. Denture patients who have c ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Most common: Most common is the Herpes Virus. But there are other virul, bacterial, and fungal causes for "bumps." Please see your Dentist for an examination, sym ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes: Epstein Barr (Herpes) virus is spread by contact with infected saliva. You may have had it before the kiss as it is extremely common even though you m ... Read More
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