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How can I cure herpes of the mouth?

How can I cure herpes of the mouth?

Depends: Hsv1 is very common and the majority of the adult population have antibodies to the disease which commonly causes cold sores or apthous ulcers in the mouth. This is often self limiting, but antiviral meds may help shorten the course. If it is hsv2, that is genital herpes, which can be found in the oral cavity from oral sex with an infected person, and is treated as genital herpes with medications. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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How can herpes in the mouth look like?

How can  herpes in the mouth look like?

See below: In the mouth herpes rapidly ulcerates is is painful your doctor can take a smear of that lesion in the mouth and send it to the lab and they can see the viral particles that diagnose herpes. ...Read more

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If a male has herpes and receives oral from a female will she get herpes in her mouth?

If a male has herpes and receives oral from a female will she get herpes in her mouth?

Herpes: Possibly. Herpes virus is contagious virus can be shed without any evident active lesions. In particular if vesicles are present the virus is highly contagious . The chances would be decreased if he is on suppressive therapy with an anti herpes virus medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). ...Read more

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What exactly does herpes in your mouth feel like?

What exactly does herpes in your mouth feel like?

A bump that hurts: There is a small white or red bump or group of bumps that are painful. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my mouth . . Im only 16 .. I don't know what to do ?

How can I know if I have herpes in my mouth . . Im only 16 .. I don't know what to do ?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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My nephew is 4 years old and have a herpes on the mouth and that s the second day he has it he popped it by accident what to do ? Is it dangerous ?

My nephew is 4 years old and have a herpes on the mouth and that s the second day he has it he popped it by accident what to do ? Is it dangerous ?

Herpes simplex: You may be referring to what's known as cold sores caused by herpes simplex type 1. It's usually a self limited disease that will go away in most cases without treatment. It may take a while, though. Acyclovir ointment can be used in less extensive cases. Abreva, which is an over-the-counter preparation in the us, can be tried. In more spread out cases, oral Acyclovir or valaciclovir are used. ...Read more

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Before engaging in kissing with a female,Can she have unnoticeable herpes around the mouth area? How can you tell when it's safe to kiss?

Before engaging in kissing with a female,Can she have unnoticeable herpes around the mouth area? How can you tell when it's safe to kiss?

Active lesions: As a general rule avoid kissing if there are active herpes lesions. There is not a way to determine if someone has asymptomatic oral herpes without asking them. About 90% of Americans carry the antibody to oral herpes (HSV 1) ...Read more

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I have a flatmate with herpes in her mouth and we share same bathroom and kitchen . Is there a chance that I can get herpes too by sharing same bathroom and kitchen ? Thanks

I have a flatmate with herpes in her mouth and we share same bathroom and kitchen . Is there a chance that I can get herpes too by sharing same bathroom and kitchen ? Thanks

Low risk/com sense: By the 20s most of us have actually contracted HSV1 (felt often spread as child) w the WHO in 2015 showing 2/3 of pop 15 - 40 infected, w most asymptomatic carriers. Risk of spread greatest when there is a visible lesion or just before. During that time also found in saliva. While sore avoid contact w sore/saliva,, common sense like don't share utensils, etc. when no sore risk of spread near none. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes of the mouth from meth use?

Can you get herpes of the mouth from meth use?

Yes: Several possible ways- (1) communal use of a meth pipe (2) reactivation of herpes infection in a pt who was previously infected (3) intimate mouth-to-mouth or genital contact with an infected partner, either who may not exercise appropriate judgement if they were high. (4) communal use of a needle if injecting meth and they " lick" the needle. ...Read more

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How to treat severe herpes outbreak around mouth?

Antiviral medication: See your physician or if available go to an urgent care clinic to get started on an antiviral medication such as Acyclovir or valicyclovir. These medications can shorten the course of an outbreak and help prevent future outbreaks. The sooner the medication is started the more better it is for shortening the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

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I think I have a bad case of herpes on my mouth. How to stop my itchy lip?

I think I have a bad case of herpes on my mouth. How to stop my itchy lip?

Diagnose first: Visit a dentist to make sure of your diagnosis. I find viroxyn to be quite effective for my patients. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between perioral dermatitis and herpes around the mouth?

How can you tell the difference between perioral dermatitis and herpes around the mouth?

Lotion: Dermatitis usual resolves with lotion. Herpetic lesions usual recur in the same region and does not improve with lotion. Herpes lesions improve with antiviral medication. ...Read more

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Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Do herpes sores inside mouth form on inside of cheeks? I have a sore on both sides.

Usually not.: Herpes rarely causes sores anywhere inside the mouth except on the hard palate. They are most likely "canker sores", although some diseases can cause them secondarily. Most canker sores heal without treatment, but if they don't, or if you are in pain and/or having trouble eating, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain in my back when swallowing - herpes of the mouth symptom. What do I do?

See your doctor: Contrary to your assertion, pain in the back is not a symptom of oral herpetic infection. My advice would be to visit your medical doctor for diagnostic assessment. Although back pain is sometimes due to muscle spasm, it can also be a result of other disorders, some of them serious, including referred pain from digestive tract or kidney disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have herpes on my mouth a few days after sex. Does it mean that I have aids?

What to do if I have herpes on my mouth a few days after sex. Does it mean that I have aids?

No: Herpes on the mouth (cold sore) is usually caused by hsv-1 and is very common, even among children who have never been sexually active. It is not a sign of HIV infection or aids. ...Read more

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I found out 3days ago I have herpes in my mouth and in my private and i'm in a lot of pain in how long will i feel better?

Treating Herpes: I am very sorry to hear you are suffering. Treating herpes with good anti-herpes medication may quickly improve the situation and lessen the pain. I cannot tell if you are on meds yet, but do not be afraid to ask for them. ...Read more

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