A 27-year-old female asked:
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Can canker sores and herpes outbreak in mouth, underneath tongue, can they look alike ?

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
19 years experience in 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 color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days.The cold sore location of those infected with the herpes virus may occur on the roof of the mouth, the throat, the inside of the cheeks, the front of tongue and the lips.
Answered on Mar 3, 2018
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