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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

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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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What does herpes of the tongue look like?

What does herpes of the tongue look like?

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 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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What are the signs of herpes on the tongue?

What are the signs of herpes on the tongue?

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

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

On-line: https://www.google.com/search?q=herpes+pictures+tongue;newwindow=1;client=firefox-a;hs=zwz;rls=org.mozilla:en-us:official;source=lnms;tbm=isch;sa=x;ei=opaxu_ftmymqyqhx9ogqdw;ved=0cakq_auoaq;biw=1280;bih=851 this link shows many images.

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Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Herpetic sores: Hi it is hard to say that without looking at the sores and finding out symptoms. However, it is possible that the herpes virus can cause sores in the mouth . Please check with your physician and dentist as soon as possible ...Read more

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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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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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