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Doctor insights on: Gingivostomatitis Herpetica

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Is gingivostomatitis bad?

Is gingivostomatitis bad?

Yes: Gingivostomatitis is an infection of the mouth and gums that leads to swelling and sores. It maybe due to virus or bacteria. ...Read more

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For how long does gingivostomatitis last?

For how long does gingivostomatitis last?

14 days: Usually it lasts about 1 days. Rinsing with warm salt water helps with the discomfort. ...Read more

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How long does gingivostomatitis usually last?

How long does gingivostomatitis usually last?

10 to 14 days: It is a herpetic viral infection. They take 10 to 14 days to run their course. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gingivostomatitis?

What is the treatment for gingivostomatitis?

Comfort: Unfortunately there is no magic medicine to make the pain go away and since the illness is caused by a virus antibiotics won't help. Usually the sores go away in a week or so. In the meantime often cold foods (ice cream, popsicles, fruit smoothies) can help numb the mouth and make it feel better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpetic gingivostomatitis bad?

Can you tell me is herpetic gingivostomatitis bad?

No: No. This is a self limiting infection, usually lasting 14 days, then it heals up. You can get recurrence of this infection from time to time, but it is usually limited to one side of the mouth at a time, and just on the tissue that is directly covering bone. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpetic gingivostomatitis. Any suggestions?

How to know if I have herpetic gingivostomatitis. Any suggestions?

Oral Diagnosis: A dentist or physician can examine you and help determine what you have. ...Read more

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What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

What is gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection)?

Infection: It is an infection of the oral mucosa and the gingiva that leads to swelling and sores. It is most common among children and it can be caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 or the coxsackie virus. ...Read more

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Gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection), what is this?

Gingivostomatitis(tooth/gum infection), what is this?

Gingivostomatitis: General term for an infection of the mouth and gums with sores, lack of appetite, bad breath, fever. Caused by the virus that causes cold sores and seen in people with poor oral hygiene. Treatment is to manage the symptoms so see your md or dentist. ...Read more

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My 3yrs son have gingivostomatitis now12th day.Yesterday he played with plastic toy and today my 8 month baby put it in mounth.Whats chance to get ill?

My 3yrs son have gingivostomatitis now12th day.Yesterday he played with plastic toy and today my 8 month baby put it in mounth.Whats chance to get ill?

Gingivostomatitis: If there are still active lesions in his mouth, then the chances are high that the 8 month old will get ill. It is less likely if they have all resolved. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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