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Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
SSee derm: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It is a test called PCR for herpes. It can identify specifically type 1 or 2.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no ac ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
No, but,: Herpes simplex 1 & herpes simplex 2 are distinct viruses. You cannot get hsv2 from someone who only has hsv1, but you can get hsv1 in the genital area ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arlene Haywood
45 years experience Pediatrics
Perhaps: More than likely if it's recurrent and painful sores on lips +/- skin around the lips, it's herpes simplex- type 1. It is a reactivation virus that be ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Like a cold sore: It looks like an ulcer. It hurts and burns. Similar to how a cold sore appears on your lip. Any mucous membrane can be affected including your tongu ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Leaderman
48 years experience Dentistry
Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you coul ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience Dentistry
A miserable issue: For sure. Canker: discontinue toothpaste that has sodium lauryl sulfate, limit acidic foods and try to avoid trauma of oral tissues w toothbrush/utens ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
See Link: http://www.happy-with-herpes.com/herpes-in-mouth-symptoms.html.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to a doctor: Talk to a doctor and see about getting acyclovir, famvir, or valtrex (valacyclovir).
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