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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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My boyfriend has sores above his lips from the past two weeks healing now though, he got a cut while shaving and bumps were formed could it be herpes?

My boyfriend has sores above his lips from the past two weeks healing now though, he got a cut while shaving and bumps were formed could it be herpes?

Yes it could...: If he developed sores/blisters with burning type of pain, itchiness most likely this is herpes type 1, which is usually located in the oral (mouth) area. However, he was shaving so this could also be a folliculitis which is an infection or irritation of the base of the hair he shaved. If it is healing then there is nothing else for now he needs to do unless he gets them again. If so should see PCP. ...Read more

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I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that I got infected?

I slept with a lady who has history of herpes. Two days later she had outbreak developed sores on her lips. What are the chances that I got infected?

There is a chance: There's not much you can do about it now except wait. Active lesions are usually how you spread the virus, but if she was within 48 hours of a breakout, there may have been viruses present. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Do oral herpes leave open sores on your lips?

Do oral herpes leave open sores on your lips?

For about 7 days: Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose. It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of these herpes sores on my lips?

What can I use to get rid of these herpes sores on my lips?

Cold sores: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) expedites healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe oral valtrex (valacyclovir). Laser treatments are also used to treat cold sores. ...Read more

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I kissed a girl and later was told she had herpes I asked her and she said no she does not and she had no sores on her lips?

Orally transmitted: Oral herpes is transmitted through a kiss, a cough in one's face, sharing a glass or similar. For the most part you can recognize if someone has a sore on their lips or mouth, but it can be hidden somewhat. The incubation period is in the 3-10 day range, so you'll know soon if you've gotten it from her. ...Read more

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I kissed someone and am afraid of contracting herpes. The person did not have any cold sores on his lips. What are the chances I was exposed?

I kissed someone and am afraid of contracting herpes. The person did not have any cold sores on his lips. What are the chances I was exposed?

Depends: You will not contact if that ' some one ' did not have herpes, infected one even if did not have sores some times will shed virus and there is a slight chance of getting infected. Usually prolonged contacts are needed. ...Read more

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Do you know are lip cold sores considered herpes?

Cold sores: Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus and considered contagious. See a dermatologist for treatment options if you suspect this condition. ...Read more

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Have I definitely got herpes, or does any other virus cause lip sores?

Have I definitely got herpes, or does any other virus cause lip sores?

Depends...: ...On what the sores look like. Sometimes you can get bacterial infections around the nose and mouth (impetigo). Sores on the inside of the lip can be canker sores (not herpes). Better to get checked out. Your doctor can do a swab of the sore and know for sure. ...Read more

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My boyfriend always gets cold sores below his lip, I did a herpes test and I don't have it, are cold sores always caused by herpes? If not, what?

My boyfriend always gets cold sores below his lip, I did a herpes test and I don't have it, are cold sores always caused by herpes? If not, what?

Oral herpes: Probaby your bf has oral herpes (cold sores). It is always caused by herpes simplex virus, usually type 1 (HSV1). Herpes isn't so easily transmitted; many partners don't catch it. But play it safe: if you have neg HSV1 blood test, he shouldn't kiss or perform oral sex on you during an outbreak. Transmission might still occur, but not likely; and easily treated if it happens and start Rx early. ...Read more

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I think I have angular stomatosis. My sides of the lips are always cracked and sore. They are not herpes related sores. What does this mean?

I think I have angular stomatosis. My sides of the lips are always cracked and sore. They are not herpes related sores. What does this mean?

Angular Chelitis: Angular cheilitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs in 1 or both angles of the mouth. This typically presents with erythema, painful cracking, scaling, bleeding, and ulceration at the corners of the mouth. Angular cheilitis can occur spontaneously but more often develops in those who wear oral dentures and appliances, those who are required to wear masks. Treatment is with mycolog ii. ...Read more

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After shaving, I noticed small open sores on vaginal area (mainly the outer lip).they are painful and have hair growing out the middle is it herpes?

Folliculitis: No it does not sound like it is herpes. What you are describing is a type of skin infection called folliculitis. It arises when the hair follicles become inflamed and infected after shaving. ...Read more

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I have to kiss two men in a play, and I am worried about possible herpes. Neither have sores at the moment, but recently my bottom lip has felt weird?

I have to kiss two men in a play, and I am worried about possible herpes. Neither have sores at the moment, but recently my bottom lip has felt weird?

Very low risk: This could be a risk if you haven't had oral herpes. (If you have, you're highly resistant to a new infection with HSV1.) But the risk is very low if neither of your fellow actors has a cold sore. I would guess that without a visible outbreak, less than one kiss in 10, 000 leads to herpes. "Felt weird" isn't a herpes symptom. If no visible sores on their lips, you shouldn't worry. Break a leg! ...Read more

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Are the cold sores on your lips and in your mouth both herpes?

Are the cold sores on your lips and in your mouth both herpes?

Lip cold sores: Are caused from the herpes virus. Mouth lesions can also be from that virus but they can also be apthous stomatitis ulcers that are not viral in their etiology. Your immune system is suspected in both. Let your dentist look and tell you what they are. Treatment is different for both. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can cold sores go from your lips to down below and cause genital herpes?

Can cold sores go from your lips to down below and cause genital herpes?

It has happened: Sometimes herpes type I (cold sores) has been transmitted to the genitals. However it remains type I and does not morph into herpes type ii. ...Read more

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I had a virus (unknown - herpes?) that killed my hearing and my balance a year and a half ago. Cold sores my. Concern now is lips becoming numb

I had a virus (unknown - herpes?) that killed my hearing and my balance a year and a half ago. Cold sores my. Concern now is lips becoming numb

Imaging: Interesting. Do you still have hearing loss? Balance issues? If you still have hearing loss and balance issues, then the lip numbness may be a continuum of the same manifestations. If not, it may not me related. A head CT or head MRI may be useful. ...Read more

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Can you give someone genital herpes through oral sex if you don't currently have any lip sores?

Can you give someone genital herpes through oral sex if you don't currently have any lip sores?

Unlikely, but: The virus can be shedding and contagious if there are any symptoms of herpes. Just before the lesions appear, most people experience tingling or burning in the area. At that time, it is contagious. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which I have?

What's the difference between lip eczema/dermatitis and cold sores/herpes? How do I know which I have?

Totally different: Lip dermatitis usually involves both upper and lower lips and is scaly itchy and sometimes hurts. It is not contagious and is not caused by a virus. Herpes is localized to one area of your lips and starts out with pain followed by blisters that then open and crust. This is contagious but can be treated with oral antiviral medications that will make it heal faster. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more