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Cold sore making teeth hurt, help?

Cold sore making teeth hurt, help?

Not clear: Are you having cold sore on your lip or generalized in your mouth. You need to see a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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


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The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

The corner of my lip is super dry and chapped. It hurts to open my mouth i think maybe it's a cold sore but i'm not sure. How do I make it go away?

Angular Cheilitis: There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more

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I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

I have new dentures I was hurting so I went to put orajel in my mouth accidently put camphor phenol cold sore med in mouth will it hurt me?

No: It probably not have the desired pain-relieving effect, but it should not do you any harm. If you feel your denture is rubbing sore spots on your gums, or hitting too hard on certain teeth, see your dentist for an adjustment. This is very common with new dentures, as they can be challenging to get used to at first. ...Read more

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I have a cold sore and around my mouth itches bad. It is swollen as well. I also have a knot under my chin that hurts. I have a slight fever as well. ?

I have a cold sore and around my mouth itches bad. It is swollen as well. I also have a knot under my chin that hurts. I have a slight fever as well. ?

Oral herpes: This sounds like a fairly severe oral herpes infection, probably your first one, right? Not a reucrrent cold sore? You should be on an anti-herpes drug by mouth, such as valacyclovir or acyclovir. Discuss with doctor ASAP; treatment must be started early to do any good. Have PCR test for HSV and start Rx even if the diagnosis isn't certain; if not herpes, it won't do any harm. Good luck! ...Read more

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Blister on the inside of my mouth and if i smile or grin it hurts a little. Is it a cold sore or canker sore?

Blister on the inside of my mouth and if i smile or grin it hurts a little. Is it a cold sore or canker sore?

Your Dentist Knows: Cold sores (herpes simplex 1) are usually red and on the surrounding tissues of the mouth. Canker sores (aplthous ulcers) are generally white and on thesoft tissue inside the mouth. Your dentist is trained to tell the difference. Both are made worse by stress & will recur. Herpes is a virus, aphthous is believed to be autoimmune in nature. See your dentist to be sure you know what you have. ...Read more

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I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe

I don't think I've ever had a cold sore, however due to the cold weather my lips have cracked and I have a sore area towards the corner of my mouth on the top of the bottom lip which isn't visible when my mouth is shut! It only hurts when I touch it, howe

Angular cheilitis: You probably have angular cheilitis. You could apply petroleum jelly or aquaphor to this and your lips frequently. If no improvement consider a topical antifungal like miconazole or even a topical antibiotic since it might be secondarily infected by either yeast or bacteria. ...Read more

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My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores. One side of her throat hurts.

My 11-year-old daughter has a bleeding cold sore on the roof of her mouth, which appears pale, with other small sores.  One side of her throat hurts.

Viral Infection: Sounds like she has a viral infection such as Hand Foot and Mouth Disease or Herpangina. they are caused by a herpes like virus called Coxsackie. Generally these are viruses that young( ...Read more

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I have a cold sore on my upper lift and think I may be catching a cold can a cold sore cause pain on my two front teeth?

I have a cold sore on my upper lift and think I may be catching a cold can a cold sore cause pain on my two front teeth?

Yes: Same sensory nerve to both areas. Call your Dentist and let him/her know what's happening. Dentist may want to see you if pain does't disappear in a few days. ...Read more

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I've had a cold sore (hsv1) on my lower lip for 4 days. I was eating a sandwich and my teeth slightly grazed the sore. Will it spread inside my mouth?

I've had a cold sore (hsv1) on my lower lip for 4 days. I was eating a sandwich and my teeth slightly grazed the sore. Will it spread inside my mouth?

Misinformed?: First one cannot get get a second infection from the same virus one has already gotten. Herpes does not 'spread' or migrate. Second, having a sore does not in any way predict you are shedding virus and are even contagious. We now know that viral shedding is unpredictable and has zero correlation to having or not having sores. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a cold sore is hurting my tooth?

Is it possible that a cold sore is hurting my tooth?

Yes: Cold sores result from an infection of the herpes simplex virus. They are often very painful and can cause referred pain to different areas of the mouth, teeth and gums. You should check with your dentist to make sure it is the cold sore that is causing the tooth pain and not the tooth itself. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son came out of the bathroom with my husband' s tooth brush in his mouth. My husband currently has a cold sore! can he get the virus?

Yes: If the sore is still "raw". The virus particles are alive in the sore. If the toothbrush rubbed against the sore, it could contain the virus particles. Throw out the brush and hope he didn't contract the virus. ...Read more

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I have a large cold sore, swollen glands in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

I have a large cold sore, swollen glands  in my neck and sever mouth/tooth pain. What is going on and what doctor do I see?

Your dentist: This could all be related to the "cold sore" but with what you are saying about the tooth pain. You could have multiple problems as in a cold sore affecting your swolen glands but it could be an abcessed tooth which is producing bacterial infection and possibly that is causing the glands to swell. Bottom line see your dentist. ...Read more

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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 very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact and can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more