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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Can you get herpes on your tongue and if so, how does it look and what does it feel like?

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Yes, this can happen. It looks the same as anywhere else on mucous membranes or skin. It begins with small blisters that may rupture and lead to small shallow very tender and painful ulcerations with a grey base and surrounding red edge. This can vary however, and there are other pathogens that will produce lingual lesions (syphilis and gonorrhea are just two). If you are unsure see a doctor.
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Can herpes go onto your tongue?

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Herpes can be contracted on any area of the body.
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Can you transfer herpes from tongue kissing?

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The herpes virus is easily transmitted by saliva.
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Dr. John DeWolf answered:

Can you give a detailled and clear description of what herpes on the tongue looks like?

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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a ciggarette while you have a cut on your tongue with someone Who has herpes 2?

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Herpes 2 is usually transmitted by contact with the genital area, but if the person is shedding virus onto his hand and touches the cigarette and then you put the cigarette in your mouth, it would be possible to transmit the virus to you. Herpes 2 can cause oral infection.
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My 59yr dad has this white lesion on the side of tongue.at first it was red then he took medication rx by dr.for herpes but still there.what can it be?

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How long has it been there? Is it painful? How big is it? Is it getting bigger? Does he smoke? Does he drink? These are just a few questions that may be asked when your father sees an Oral Surgeon. If the lesion looks suspicious the surgeon may perform a biopsy. Best of luck to your father.
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Dr. Kayvon Javid answered:

Can canker sores and herpes outbreak in mouth, underneath tongue, can they look alike ?

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Canker sores appear in the mouth area (tongue, gums, lip) and are small, shallow ulcers that make talking and eating uncomfortable they are gray in color and have a distinct edge. The sores will usually heal within 10 to 14 days.The cold sore location of those infected with the herpes virus may occur on the roof of the mouth, the throat, the inside of the cheeks, the front of tongue and the lips.
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Dr. Heidi Nelson answered:

can you get herpes cold sores on your tongue. because i have this big red sore on my tongue since sunday?

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What you are describing sounds more like an apthous ulcer, or canker sore. It has a red center with a whitish rim. It can be pretty painful and last a good week or two. There are OTC products like Kanka or Zilactin that can reduce pain. Your dentist can prescribe Apthasol or cauterize it with a laser. Herpes, or cold sores tend to appear on the outer part of your lips rather than in your mouth.
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf answered:

can you get herpes cold sores on your tongue. because i have this big red sore on my tongue since sunday?

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yes you sure can. They are usually painful sores. If you see your doctor at the first sign of a cold sore he/she can prescribe a medicine to help. Usually Famvir or Acyclovir are used.
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Can you get herpes 2 from sharing a cigarette while having a cut on your tongue with someone who has herpes 2 in mouth and genital areas?

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If the person whose cigarette you are sharing has active lesions then you definitely are at risk. Even if this person doesn't have active lesions he/she might be shedding virus and can be contagious. It is best to NOT share cigs, or maybe consider quitting.
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