A 38-year-old member asked:
Blisters in the mouth. Hsv?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joel Gallant answered
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not usually: Hsv is more likely to cause blisters on the lips (cold sores) than blisters in the mouth. The exception is primary herpes (the first episode), especially in children. Ulcers in the mouth can be aphthous ulcers or may be caused by other viral infections, HIV infection, or syphilis. Herpes would be lower on the list. Chronic, recurrent, or non-healing oral ulcers should be evaluated.
Answered on Nov 27, 2018
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