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Is having a toothache a symptom of oral herpes

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Not generally: Oral herpes simplex infection usually presents as blisters which break down and form shallow tender ulcers on the lips and areas of the oral linings (... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
May feel ill w first: Herpes simplex virus experience. At the time of initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 21 years experience
Usually not: Oral herpes lesions are seen on the lips and inside the mouth or what we call you mucosal surfaces. They are not going to cause itching in your neck.
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Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Prosthodontics 47 years experience
Perhaps: It could be herpes, a contact allergy to her makeup, a mechanical irritation to the skin either related to sex or anything that happened to your neck ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 22 years experience
Yes. Latency is 3-6d: Any contact with an active herpes lesion (cold sore, wart, etc.) can lead to transmission of the herpes simplex virus, so yes it is possible to get or... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 18 years experience
Unlikely : But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 24 years experience
Hours or days: If you become infected for the first time the symptoms are usually the most severe because your immune system has never been exposed to the virus. Mos... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 55 years experience
Oral herpes?: Herpes I and II are very contagious but symptoms a "day after exposure" may occur from previous contact, not the current one. Stress, either emotional... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Don Millner
Dentistry - Cosmetic 44 years experience
Less likely.: While far more transmittable when large open sores are present, it is less likely to be transmitted during its latent, asymptomatic period. Interest... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Pain, tingling, itch: Many people describe either pain, tingling, or itching, beginning as much as a full day before the cold sore actually comes out. They know a cold sor... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
Dermatology 28 years experience
Cold sores ladt <10d: 5 to 10 days is the typical time it takes for cold sores to go away.
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