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What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

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Dr. Ross Rubino
Dentistry 49 years experience
Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places.
Dr. Jonathan Engel
Dentistry 39 years experience
Herpetic infection: Usually the first herpertic infection in the mouth, afterwards you get what are commonly called cold sores...Recurrent herpetic lesions.
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Herpes: Inflammation of the mouth due to the herpes virus.
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Viral ulcer: Herpetic stomatitis is a contagious viral illness usually seen in children. The symptoms are, blisters in the mouth, often the tongue, gums and palate. The patient will have pain in the mouth as well. If any concerns or questions please bring your child to your pediatrician for early diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry 50 years experience
Viral inflammation: Herpes is a virus found in humans. It can cause oral ulcerations, inflammation and pain. Stoma is the greek word for 'mouth'. 'itis' is a medical term for inflammation. Herpes stomatitis is defined as inflammation of the mouth caused by the herpes virus.
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Primary herpes: On your first exposure to the herpes virus, fever, malaise and generalized oral lesions can occur. Gum redness and multiple lesions involving the lips, tongue and cheeks can occur. This can be painful . Healing will occur in 7-14 days.

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