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what are the symptoms of herpes in the mouth

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bobbitt
31 years experience in Dentistry
Two different things: Cankers (recurrent aphthous ulcers) are an "auto-immune" type reaction to trauma/stress (such as biting your lip). They occur on the loose membranes o ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Vesicobullous lesion: Hsv: typically presents as multiple, round, superficial oral ulcers, accompanied by acute gingivitis.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience in Infectious Disease
Coxsackievirus: Coxsackievirus is associated with oral ulcers (herpangina) as herpes simplex would be. Sometimes, it can present with the "hand foot and mouth presen ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
12 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Now way to know: You can get oral transmission of herpes if you have contact with a carrier that has active virus shedding. This occurs when the person has an active ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain , soreness: On the sore site (gum & lips, floor of mouth, tongue.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Dhankhar
17 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Fever: Is the most common initial symptom of all viral infections.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sore throat: Gonorrheal infection of the mouth is rare. Most gonorrhea infects the genitals or may spread through the blood causing fever, joint & muscle pain, hea ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Discomfort: Ulcers in the mouth are usually caused by a virus and are different than stomach ulcers. They cause discomfort particularly when eating but go away on ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Booth Wainscoat
20 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sore throat: Chlamydia infection of the mouth and throat is rare. Most sexually transmitted chlamydia infections affect the genitals. A throat infection with chlam ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Herpes of tongue: The herpes virus causes painful sores on the lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, inside the cheeks, and sometimes on the face and neck. It also can ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience in Dentistry
Canker Sore: Or apthous ulcers are generally brought on by increased stress. Some patients see a reduction by taking multi-vitamins or a supplement of l-lysine. Mo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unknown: One of the mysteries of medicine. No known causes.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends on type!: If referring to hsv1 or hsv2 or even varicella zoster virus (hhv3) will cause a rash. All three can cause either or both pain and itching. Fever, mal ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: For localized mucocutaneous lesions they may present as blisters which break down and form shallow very painful and tender ulcers that generally last ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience in Dentistry
No negative effects: It feels good to some people and there is no reason to not do it if you are concerned about any negative health consequences.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Blisters, sores: Mostly superficial blisters that quickly (1-2 days) become painful open sores, especially on moist tissues. First infection most severe, usually at si ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bornfeld
44 years experience in Dentistry
They vary...: There are different types of mouth ulcers, so their symptoms may vary. The most common type of ulcer is the apthous ulcer, or "canker sore", which (as ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Open lesions: Shingles virus is a lesion in the dorsal horn of the spinal column which nestled there after chicken pox. It can become activated when one is exhaust ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Can be similar: Flu can include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills, extreme fatigue, and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Hyde
40 years experience in Dentistry
Not Sure: We know of several things that can cause canker sores(vitamin deficiency emotional stress, smoking, sls {sodium lauryl sulfate in most toothpastes}, ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Herpes: Herpes often causes a cluster of multiple shallow ulcers sometimes with small blisters on a reddish base. Severity ranges from mild to very severe. C ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Oral pain: Herpangina is a viral infection of the mouth and results in small, painful blisters. There is no treatment, only supportive measures, such as cold pr ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Mainly pain and rash: As with any viral infection, herpes (hsv) often starts with achiness, fever, headache.The skin can also hurt, itch or feel tingly before any rash is s ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Candida.: Vaginal itching secondary to vaginitis which is probably the most common.
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