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Are the cancasores in my mouth a virus or are they from stress?

Are the cancasores in my mouth a virus or are they from stress?

Canker sores: Canker sores, known in medicine as aphthous stomatitis, are painful small ulcers on your tongue or gums. Unlike cold sores, which is caused by herpes simplex virus (usually type 1), canker are not caused by a virus. The cause is not clear, but can be triggered by stress, allergic reaction or nutrition deficiency. It can be associated with other diseases such as crohn's, celiac, behcet's or hiv. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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My doctor said that i had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress he says everyone carries the virus, and i shouldnt worry about it ?

My doctor said that i had a herpes outbreak in my mouth caused by stress  he says everyone carries the virus, and i shouldnt worry about it ?

Herpes HZV1: Stress may be physical too. Dehydration is classic. Lack of enough rest is another. Poor eating habits contribute too. Excessive sun & wind exposure. YES most of us carry this virus. But avoid the things that can cause it to blossom out. Go to www.health911.com for further reading. My Best BD ...Read more

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Hi I get coldsores usually very close between my mouth, can the virus shed in my chin?

Hi I get coldsores usually very close between my mouth, can the virus shed in my chin?

Yes: The virus is shed when you have a sore. It is also shed, but less often, between episodes when you feel nothing. There are pills, also a new pill to hold in your mouth, which are very effective. Protection from sun helps. Anti inflammatory meds also help. None of the OTC or prescription creams do much. l Lysine is useless. Tea tree oil is useless. Many people carry the virus but do not know it. ...Read more

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What's foot and mouth virus?

What's foot and mouth virus?

Hand, foot and mouth: Is a disease of young children primarily usually caused by a enterovirus, mainly coxsackie.. The virus you asked about, however, causes foot and mouth (or hoof and mouth) disease, a significant infection in cattle and other ungulates. ...Read more

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Is HIV virus enters from the mouth or butt?

Is HIV virus enters from the mouth or butt?

Can enter either: Hiv can enter any mucosal surface, such as the inside of the mouth, vagina, urethra, anus, and even the eyes. Hiv-infected blood on intact skin does serve as a barrier of protection to prevent the entry of hiv. However, in the mucosal surfaces, it is much easier for HIV to cause infection, especially if there are microscopic cuts/lacerations or ulcers in these areas. ...Read more

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Hi,which std virus affects the mouth?

Hi,which std virus affects the mouth?

Several: HPV has been associated with cancers of the throat and the herpes virus can be transmitted sexually and can cause fever blisters/cold sores. Non-viral stds can also cause tonsilitis and sore throats (GC is probably the one that causes this most frequently). HIV can also be transmitted orally but causes a more systemic problem. ...Read more

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What are some mouth viruses called?

What are some mouth viruses called?

Numerous: Coxsackie virus is a pretty common one. Herpes is another. Adenovirus is a more aggressive virus that can infect the oral region and cause severe sore throat and fevers. Hpv is also reported to be able to infect oral region. ...Read more

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What causes blisters in the mouth? Viruses?

Several Causes: There are many different conditions which cause blisters in the mouth. The most common are caused by the herpes virus. These can be painful, unsightly, and contagious, and should be examined by a dentist. Less common conditions can be much more dangerous and harmful, so they should be ruled out. Differentiating is usually easy based simply on appearance and history. Your dentist can help you. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more