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

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

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

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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What does herpes on the tongue look like?

What does herpes on the tongue look like?

Blisters: Blisters that break forming ulcers that crust over and heal by 2 wkd. There can be multiple lesions and possibly fever and lymph node swelling involvement. This is the primary form of the disease, or first exposure. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Get regular STD screenings
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Avoid intercourse and sexual contact during outbreaks
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Wear loose fitting, cotton clothing during an outbreak
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What is geographic tongue and herpes?

What is geographic tongue and herpes?

Unrelated : Geographic tongue is a jagged loss of taste buds and not viral nor contagious. Maybe oral psoriasis. Heroes is a common contagious viral infection. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

L-lysine decreases outbreaks
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Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of out breaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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I have bumps at the back of my tongue do herpes cause this?

I have bumps at the back of my tongue do herpes cause this?

Taste Buds: Everyone has bumps on the back of their tongue. They are a special type of taste buds. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for a herpes outbreak on my tongue and inside cheeks?

Any home remedies for a herpes outbreak on my tongue and inside cheeks?

I have : Read about some herbal remedies, tea bags, tea tree oil etc on google. You might check it out. The lesions typically last 10-14 days and are generally contagious. I would check with your physician if dentist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Painful white bumps on tip of tongue could they be herpes?

Not usually: The tip of the tongue is not a common site for herpes. You need an exam by a dentist, oral surgeon or physician to have a diagnosis made. ...Read more

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I think I have herpes+symptoms+on+tongue but i'm not sure, is it contagious if i kiss someone else or give oral sex?

Yes: You can have herpetic lesions on the tongue. They may erupt on the inside of mouth near teeth or palate. They are common on border of lips. They can be contagious from contact. No kissing or oral sex. They can spread by contact to other areas of your body like eyes or fingers. ...Read more

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