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How domyou identify herpes on the palate?

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Dr. Simon Rosenberg answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

Small blisters : Herpes generally erupts as white dots that raise clear fluid filled blisters that burst exposing white ulcers.

Answered 6/29/2018

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Dr. John DeWolf answered

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Examination: Usually it is determined from the visual presentation but for a definitive answer, it would probably need a biopsy and evaluation by an oral pathologist.

Answered 12/16/2014

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Dr. Dinh Bui answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Painful vesicles: Usually occur on mucosa overlying bone, or a hard palate or attached gingiva. It usually occurs in clusters of small red or white border vesciular or ulcerated lesion approximately 1-2mm diameter. They are usually painful. Treated with the antiviral meds (acyclovir). Do not use topical steroid without antiviral meds!

Answered 3/8/2013

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