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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can you get herpes on your tongue and if so, how does it look and what does it feel like?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Pamela Asseff
Board Certified, Dentistry
23 years in practice
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What does herpes of the tongue look like?

Dr. Pamela Asseff
Board Certified, Dentistry
23 years in practice
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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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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Can herpes go onto your tongue?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
25 years in practice
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Can herpes go onto your tongue?

yes: Herpes can be contracted on any area of the body. ...Read more

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
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What does herpes on the tongue look like?

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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What are the signs of herpes on the tongue?

Dr. Gary Sandler
Board Certified, Dentistry
49 years in practice
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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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Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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Can you give a detailled and clear description of what herpes on the tongue looks like?

Dr. John DeWolf
Board Certified, Dentistry
35 years in practice
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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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Dr. Uttma Dham
Board Certified, Dentistry
18 years in practice
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Are the sores on my tongue herpes?

Dr. Uttma Dham
Board Certified, Dentistry
18 years in practice
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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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Dr. David Ostreicher
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Dr. John Despain
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
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What is geographic tongue and herpes?

Dr. John Despain
Board Certified, Dermatology
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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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Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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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?

Tongue lesions: These could be normal taste buds but without seeing them it would be difficult to say. Get them checked out. ...Read more

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