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mouth ulcers and cold sores. can you have both at the same time?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Herpes simplex virus 1 which causes cold sores often will cause ulcers on the gums and tongue. The ulcers can be painful. There are other causes of mouth ulcers including the hand, foot and mouth virus and aphthous ulcers. There are rare causes of mouth ulcers as well.

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