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Do herpes inside the mouth go through the same sages as herpes outside of the mouth (cold sores) such as blistering?
Herpes simplex: is divided into two types: HSV type 1 and HSV type 2. Both of these conditions can affect your mouth or your genitals and can be spread via oral sex, but not trough clothing. There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Slight blistering and redness of my gums I do smoke but have started to quit today im worried its mouth cancer?
Blistering Gums: That sounds like an allergic reaction or a reaction to a local infection. Sometimes reaction can be a new food allergy. I am very happy that anything will wake you up to the dangers of smoking and how smart it would be to really stop. But, this is not a sign of mouth cancer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red looking pimple on my lip, isn't blistering but it kind of itches. But yet again my mouth gets itchy randomly sometimes. What is this?
Lesion on lip: It is hard to tell what it is without seeing a picture of the lesion. It can either be an early pimple or a cold sore. Try using warm compresses (a wet washcloth with warm water). If it is a pimple it will develop a head and will resolve over time. A cold sore will resolve as well over time. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
I have some blood like blisters in my mouth, both on my cheeks and top and bottom lips. The seemed like ulcers but now the look black blistering?
Oral blisters: Any burning sensation or pain? Possibility of herpes zoster (shingles) comes to mind. Might also be aphthous stomatitis/canker sores. Could also be herpes simplex from oral-genital sex. See ENT or infectious disease specialist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red Spots appearing on thighs and arms, spots on arms blistering and splitting raw. He recently got over HFM - but his mouth still seems sore.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mouth blisters: If they are herpes (cold sores), doc can prescribe antiviral med to suppress virus & lessen symptoms. Rinsing mouth with mixture of warm salt water, peroxide, & mouthwash may help. Otc topical pain meds like orajel or anbesol can lessen discomfort. If blisters don't improve within few days, see fp or dentist for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
Not enough info: Bubble or crater? Where is it located? Does it hurt? If it is a bubble on the gum, it could be an abscess and it requires treatment ASAP. If it is a painless bubble on inside of lip or under tongue it is probably a plugging minor salivary gland and may resolve on its own within a few weeks. If it is a painful crater then an ulcer is a likely candidate. See dentist if unsure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers