A 25-year-old male asked:
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What is gingivostomatitis ? Is it herpes ? I have canker sores inside mouth ( not cold sores) few weeks ago I had swollen gums..and bump near anus .

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Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience in Dentistry
Common occurrence : Gingivostomatitis is the long name for a condition that results in a very sore mouth. It's caused by a viral infection( herpes simplex virus) and is common in children. The symptoms can be mild or severe. While it can be disconcerting to see sores in your toddler's mouth — and to know that she hurts — usually there's no cause for worry.Gingivostomatitis can also be caused by a coxsackie virus.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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Probably: Probably. Your doc should prescribe antiviral medication. See https://www.cda-adc.ca/jcda/vol-68/issue-4/247.pdf
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