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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Herpetic Stomatitis

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Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

Is Aphthous stomatitis herpes or not? can it cause std's in any way?

No: Aphthae are not herpes and are not STD. The cause is not known. Usually trivial, they may be painful. There are several treatments but usually nothing is needed. They are NOT due to any food nor are they due to "stress". ...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 to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

What to do if I have a friend with stomatitis does this mean she has herpes?

Inflamed tongue: Many types with different causes. Herpes not a common cause. See a dermatologist for best chance at accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

How soon after you come in contact with herpetic stomatitis can you catch it?

HSV incubation : Someone who has been exposed to herpes simplex virus may notice tingling and/or pain about 2 to 20 days after being infected with the virus. The blisters usually appear 1-2 days afterward. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpetic stomatitis: Herpetic stomatitis (herpetic gingivostomatitis) is a viral infection that causes ulcers on the lips and in the mouth. It usually runs it's course in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medication to put on the ulcers to allow eating more comfortably ( a bland diet is helpful), and for medication for pain (usually ibuprofen). ...Read more

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Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isn’t necessary, but it’s reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

HSV1 & thrush cure: Herpes stomatitis (HSV1). There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ and can usually be treated with antifungal medicines. See a dentist or PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, ...Read more