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A 24-year-old female asked:

I have fever swollen tonsils with pus, herpes on lips ( 24 y old and it's the first time i had herpes) irritated mouth and blisters on tongue. why?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Emergency Consult: You need to get to your physician now. You have a serious situation that needs specific treatment now!
Dr. J. Blake Perkins
Dentistry 21 years experience
PHG: You have many of the classic symptoms of primary herpetic gingivostomatitis. In short, that is how the herpes virus (the cold sore virus) manifests itself for the first time in your body. I would go see your physician, who can prescribe medications to help you manage the symptoms. Unfortunately, you can count on getting cold sores in the future!

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Last updated Sep 3, 2013

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