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I want to know if a cut in my gums would be considered a sore and if i was to performe oral would my partner get herpes from me because of the cut?

I want to know if a cut in my gums would be considered a sore and if i was to performe oral would my partner get herpes from me because of the cut?

Depends: Giving your partner herpes through oral sex depends on whether you have active virus in your saliva. If this sore on the gum was caused by an injury and your herpes is currently dormant then it is possible that you will not transmit the virus. Most people know when a flare up is coming by a tingling sensation from the affected area. Talk to your doc about taking Valtrex (valacyclovir) if this concerns you. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Can herpes type 1 on gums cause facial pain?

Can herpes type 1 on gums cause facial pain?

Probably not herpes: If it is an initial infection it might behave this way. But typical hsv1 is an isolated scab on the lip. If you have extensive gum disease you probably have something else. You need to seek professional help. ...Read more

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I have white bubble-like sores on gums - is it herpes, should I be concerned?

I have white bubble-like sores on gums - is it herpes, should I be concerned?

See a dentist: You need to see a dentist to evaluate these sores and then discuss what they are. Herpes are certainly one possibility, but there are many others. ...Read more

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Cluster of white bumps on gums, but no other herpes type symptoms? What could this be?

Cluster of white bumps on gums, but no other herpes type symptoms? What could this be?

White bumps: Could be aphthous ulcers, but that's just a guess. You have to see your Dentist to determine which of the hundreds of white bumps you actually have. ...Read more

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Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Painful white spots on gums, is it herpes?

Sore gums: This may be an infection called herpetic stomatitis, which is an infection from the herpes simplex virus. Or, it may be multiple aphthous ulcers (canker sores). You should have this examined by your dentist, but in either case, they should heal spontaneously in 7-10 days. Your dentist can suggest some remedies to control the pain. ...Read more

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Had a cluster of white bumps on my gums a few days ago, they're gone but the gums are still red. No pain. No herpes symptoms, what could it be?

Had a cluster of white bumps on my gums a few days ago, they're gone but the gums are still red. No pain. No herpes symptoms, what could it be?

Gum lesions: These could be similar to canker sores or viral eruptions. Another possibility is a reaction to toothpaste, mouthwash, certain foods. Residual redness may reflect some gingivitis. If symptoms persist consult an otolaryngologist or an oral surgeon for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Small white circles on inside gums near teeth. Herpes?

Need exam: Could be herpetic lesions, forscythe granules, blocked minor salivary gland, fistula from abscessed tooth, or so many other things. Please schedule appointment with your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more