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Can You Have Herpes On Your Tongue
Herpes simplex: 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. ...Read more
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
Fluid filled blister: The herpes infection begins as a cluster of painful fluid filled blisters that then ulcerate. The ulcers look like a red ring with a yellowish center. This is often associated with a primary herpetic infection. The virus will continue to live in your body and you may experience periodic flare ups of the infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Herpes of tongue: The herpes virus causes painful sores on the lips, gums, tongue, roof of the mouth, inside the cheeks, and sometimes on the face and neck. It also can cause symptoms such as fever and muscle aches. The actual sores are usually easily characteristic and recognizable by an experienced health care practitioner. ...Read more
I saw a quick glimpse of a few bumps on the back of my tongue. They were of varying sizes and not in a row but a group. Is this normal or Herpes?
Not herpes: The location suggests circumvallate papillae, but as you seem to know, those usually are in a row across the back of the tongue. For sure not herpes unless they turn into open sores within a day and very painful. My guess is nothing is abnormal, but see your doctor or dentist if you remain concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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