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Are cold sores and sores inside the mouth related or the same thing?

Are cold sores and sores inside the mouth related or the same thing?

Not the same : recurrent aphthous ulcers and other ulcers in the mouth are not the same. Causes of ulcers are many: Viral infections, particularly herpes simplex and herpes zoster Other infectious agents (Candida albicans and bacteria) Trauma Tobacco or irritating foods or chemicals Chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cause of Aphthous ulcers is unclear. Diagnosis is clinical. Treatment is symptomatic. ...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


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Can cold sores appear on the inside of the inner lip? Or are they canker sores?

Can cold sores appear on the inside of the inner lip? Or are they canker sores?

Possible\unlikely: It is very unusual but possible for cold sores caused by a virus to appear on the inside of the lip, and when they do, it is most common near the insider border of the lip. They appear more often in clusters and as a blister, unlike canker sores (aphthous ulcers) which occur only inside the mouth and usually as a single white ulcer surrounded by a red inflamed border. ...Read more

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Can strep cause sores all the way to your outer lips? Sores on gums ands lips

Can strep cause sores all the way to your outer lips? Sores on gums ands lips

Canker : Canker sores can be light colored in the middle encircled by a red ring. They usually hurt. If you have been sick, it is not uncommon to get canker sores because your immune system is a little weaker than normal. A cold sore is also called a fever blister. This is from a form of herpes simplex virus. These sores may pop up if you are physically or emotionally stressed (i.e., you have a fever). They are usually tender. If you have had streph throat recently, the stress to your body could cause cold sores or canker sores to form. These sores can be on your lips, gums, inner cheeks, tongue or on the roof of the mouth. Hope your sores resolve quickly. ...Read more

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What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

What germs can cause cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and throat?

A virus: One cause is the herpes cold virus, and is called acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. Another is caused by the enterovirus, and is called hand, foot and mouth disease. Check with your physician or dentist. ...Read more

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Do cold sores on the mouth also cause genital herpes?

Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read more

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Cold sore or herpes inside my mouth. Could it be either?

And some: There are many potential causes of oral mucosa ulcers (sores), including cold sores and herpes infection. However, there are other causes that may include contact allergy reaction, immunobullous disorders. A proper evaluation by a dermatologist is warranted. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and lips?

What causes cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth and lips?

Virus: Cold sores are caused by the herpes virus and is a very common infection to get. It is estimated that 90+% of population has been exposed to this virus in childhood. Usually it is triggered by stress, lack of sleep, excess sunlight etc.. Sometimes people get them recurrently or once in awhile or sometimes once then never again. It depends but can be treated by Acyclovir and related drugs too. ...Read more

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What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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What can cause sore on the tip of the tongue with common cold, not trauma, herpes or canker sore?

BMS tongue : In patients with BMS, the most prevalent site with burning sensations was the tongue, especially on the tip. The syndrome mostly affects women after age 40. ...Read more

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What usually causes cold sores in the mouth?

What usually causes cold sores in the mouth?

Cold sores: Most cold sores are called aphthous ulcers. They are caused by a virus that the majority of the population has. There is no cure, it usually lays dormant in the nerve endings and erupts in an incident after stress, trauma or external stimulants. They usually last 7-10 days and there are meds that can lessen the duration and intensity. Herpes is another possibility. See a dentist to have evaluated. ...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 you get symptoms of cold sores inside the mouth instead of outside?

Can you get symptoms of cold sores inside the mouth instead of outside?

No: Cold sores are related to recurrent herpes virus outbreaks and only occur on regular skin often near the junction of the lip/regular skin. Mouth sores, apthous ulcers, etc. can be recurrent but are not the same virus. ...Read more

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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?

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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 more

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Can the herpes virus spread to my lungs by licking a cold sore on my lips?

No: The kind of herpes virus that gives you a "cold sore" is almost always type I (versus type II which is the typical cause of genital herpes), and lives within your body controlled by your immune system, until there is some "stress" (like a cold) and it can come on on your lip. This may be recurrent (due to colds, sun exposure, other stressors). It typically does NOT spread, even to lungs. ...Read more

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Could cold sores appear on the tongue?

It is possible: First HSV infection may be inside the mouth, but cold sores generally appear outside the mouth on the lips. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more

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Could HSV 1/ cold sores be spread to the tongue?

Could HSV 1/ cold sores be spread to the tongue?

Yes: The first time you have hsv 1 you could have it spread anywhere in your mouth. After that the sores tend to appear on soft tissue like the tongue and lips. ...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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Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

Can cold sores be normal or are cold sores linked to the herpes virus. Meaning can someone have cold sores but my have the virus?

Cold sores = HSV-1: True cold sores are caused by the herpes hsv-1 virus. For more information go to: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/cold-sore/ds00358. ...Read more

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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small and 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 to the genitals, causing genital ...Read more