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Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Can you get a cold sore on your gums?

Definitely, yes: Canker sore is the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (the cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Cold sores typically result from a viral infection called herpes simplex virus (HSV) and are also self-limiting. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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Cold sore on my gums. Hurts really bad. What works?

Tea Tree oil: Tea tree oil on a qtip or melissa oil ..It stings but works well. 3-5 x a day. Homeopathic rhus toxicodendron also works well as does a chinese herbaceutical called schmoove (www.Franzcenter.Com). If they are recurrent ask your doctor about Valtrex (valacyclovir) - a medication to help. If they are recurrent you have an immune system needing boosting and chinese medicine can really help. ...Read more

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Cold sore swelling on lip and gum. What can I use on this?

Cold sore swelling on lip and gum. What can I use on this?

Cold sore : Your doctor can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). Brief supplementation w lysine 1, 000mg orally 3x a day at the onset, can also ^ healing. * for lip: melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown in european studies to help expedite healing of cold sores. Your dermatologist can also provide laser treatments. ...Read more

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A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?

A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums.  Painful since this morning.  What is causing this?

Virus: It could be a virus, but then again your wisdom tooth may be erupting and you're pinching your cheek between the tooth and your jaw. Must be seen in person to diagnose correctly. Please call your local dentist. ...Read more

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Whenever i take nicotine (either through gum or spray) I instantly feel my lip tingling as if I'm about to get a cold sore. Why is this?

Whenever i take nicotine (either through gum or spray) I instantly feel my lip tingling as if I'm about to get a cold sore. Why is this?

Nicotine reaction: You may have an allergic reaction to nicotine gum or spray. Tingling lips could be symptomatic of other medical conditions. See your pcp for proper diagnosis and guidance re continuing nicotine gum or spray. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?

Cold sores: What you describe is not just the cold sore causing other oral problems but a possible systemic infection sometimes strep throat can result in all these symptoms so please see your doctor to resolve the problem. ...Read more

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I have some small white/yellowish bumps on the inside, back of my lip. In between my gums and lip line. Painful, bleed sometimes. Canker or cold sore?

I have some small white/yellowish bumps on the inside, back of my lip. In between my gums and lip line. Painful, bleed sometimes. Canker or cold sore?

Aphthous ulcer: It's most likely a canker sore. It is painful, I get them sometimes when I eat acidic foods. You can put some oil of clove on it to numb it. It will burn a bit when you put it on but will go away within a few minutes. If your dentist has a soft tissue laser that can also help with the healing process. It should go away in about a week. Hope this helps!!! ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more