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Cold Sore On 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Ok, I have a cold sore on my bottom gums..But i slept w/the guy id be worried about having an STD from over 7 months ago. Is this serious or just a cs?
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
A big cold-sore like lesion between the crack of my cheek and right upper gums. Painful since this morning. What is causing this?
I have a sore on my bottom lip. It is not a cold sore. The first few days it was swollen and very painful. The pain traveled down my gum?
Aphthous ulcer: Could be aphthous ulcer. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
My gums are swollen and hurt extremely bad. I have a cold sore viral pharyngitis. Should this be expected?
Yes, can happen: Yes, can happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
Can it be that a cold sore causes someone to have swollen gums, canker sores, and causes tongue to have missing taste buds?
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