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Can a cold sore appear in the mouth?

Can a cold sore appear in the mouth?

Yes: The membranes inside the mouth are usually involved with the first or primary flare of a cold sore and can be quite extensive. Later cold sores generally localize on the skin outside. Other viruses (hand-foot-mouth), trauma, apthous ulcers, allergic reaactions can all cause mouth sores on the inside. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

How does one treat a cold sore in the mouth?

If it is caused by: Herpes you should take oral valtrex, (valacyclovir) that is the quickest way to get rid of it. Your doctor can prescribe that for you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my cold sore popped but the inside of my mouth is in pain?

What can I do if my cold sore popped but the inside of my mouth is in pain?

OTC pain meds: Should resolve without specific treatment. Use OTC pain meds. Sometimes saline rinses help. ...Read more

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Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?

Is it common to get a first cold sore on the edge of the mouth and also have none of the first time symtoms?

Ans: Yes well remember canker sores are viruses. You can get a small outbreak of 1 or 2. And they will resolve in a few days or so. If you get them regularly and multiple you may want to see your doctor for medication ...Read more

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Having cold sore-like bumps on the corners of my mouth. What could it be?

Having cold sore-like bumps on the corners of my mouth. What could it be?

Cold sores: There are several possible causes of your symptoms, but herpes would be my first assumption until i heard more and examined you. We can now de-stigmatize herpes and understand this infection to a much better degree given the tremendous research that has changed everything we know about herpes in the past few years. Other rare issues could be allergies, vitamin c deficiency and a fungal infection. ...Read more

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Could a cold sore erupt on the roof of your mouth?

Could a cold sore erupt on the roof of your mouth?

Yes, but: If you only have that one sore and no other symptoms it's probably something else. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could I do for a cold sore in my mouth?

Your doctor can : Prescribe Valtrex (valacyclovir) or another antiviral which can actually help regarding transmission to others. Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can hasten healing. Your dermatologist can provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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What does a cold sore look like in corner of mouth?

Initially a bump, : Blister and then it crusts over & is yellowish. ...Read more

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