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Herpes Mouth Cure
If 1 is diagnosed w/ the herpes mouth virus but have canker sores but never any mouth sores, isn't 1 supposed to get mouth sores & not canker sores?
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
Please help! what is the difference between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?
Cold vs Canker sores: A good source of information on this subject is: http://www.Uhs.Umich.Edu/coldcankersores. ...Read more
Possible: Cold sore is cause by hsv i while genital herpes is usually caused by hsv ii. Could a cold sore cause genital herpes? It would be possible if the sore is actively shedding virus during oral sex. With cold sore, avoid contact until the lesion is healed over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. It depends on your immune system. Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are caused by the herpes simplex virus (hsv-1). Tingling ;/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior. ...Read more
Herpes: Nope. There is no cure. There is coming in the future hopefully a vaccine to prevent and possibly a vaccine process to suppress the viral shedding of those infected. ...Read more
Herpetic lesions: Canker sores of herpetic origin can be treated palliatively to give relief from the soreness. Abreva is an over-the counter topical gel/medication that you can purchase at your pharmacy that will reduce the length of time that the lesion is active. Your dentist or physician can also prescribe an anti-viral drug (ie. Acyclovir) that can also reduce the length of time and/or onset of appearance. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Type 1 more common: Cold sores on or near the lips are due to recurrence of herpes type 1 or 2. Herpes viruses, after the initial infection, live in a person's nerves and travel down the nerves to the surface to form blisters that break open, spreading more virus. Type 1 is more common on the lips, and type 2 more common on the genitals. With people engaging in oral sex, either type can be in one or both locations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
YES: If it is expressing any fluid, it is very contagious. ...Read more
Reduce stress: Cold sores are from a virus that is permanently in your "system" and comes out when you're stressed, lack of sleep, minor trauma, lowered resistance, etc. Once you've got one, you'll always have it. Often treated by a dentist using s soft tissue laser (without actually touching the sore) & makes them heal faster. See your md if medical issues exist. ...Read more
Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more
Depends: That all really depends on the type of sore. Sores can occur for a variety of reasons, trauma, viral infection, autoimmune response, bacterial infection, chronic irritation, and so on. My best guess is that you are referring to canker sores. These are usually caused by reaction to some type of food or stress. They are autoimmune reactions and sometimes are severe enough to require meds. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dr said my bf has herpes in mouth but its curable i looked online and it doesn't say nothing about cure can she be wrong? Is it contigious?
Noticed brown shiny spot on penis head. 2 DRs say irritation frm wiping frm mastrbating. 1 sex partner. no pain/puss. HPV or Herpes? How to cure it?
Probably not serious: For sure this isn't herpes. I suppose it could be HPV, but a new HPV lesion would be rare at your age of 39. There are many possibilities, and the large majority of skin problems of teh penis are not STDs and aren't serious. Since two doctors apparently aren't certain, consider seeing a dermatologist. ...Read more
Herpes Simplex : Virus 1 (hsv-1) is the most common cause of cold sores. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is filled with fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex virus. Hsv -2 can less commonly lead to oral lesions. ...Read more
HSV1: Hi, HSV1 (Herpes 1) can travel along the sensory nerve of trigeminal nerve as the virus stays dormant in sensory Trigeminal ganglia, therefore it could lead to recurrences in the face and the oral, labial, and ocular mucosa. Although it usually reoccurs in the same spot as the primary infection has happened. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Food triggers?: Many people will flare with oral herpes when eating certain food that are high in the Amino Acid arginine. The most common foods are nuts and oatmeal. Taking 500mg of lysine supplement may help. Drinking lemon balm tea may help. An anti-viral prescription can be used daily if symptoms continue to flare. ...Read more
Very unlikely: If you have recurrent oral herpes, there is no risk of "spreading it around". Once an HSV infecition has been present a few months, the immune system usually prevents autoinoculation, i.e. infection elsewhere on the body. (If you're having your first HSV infection, local spread could occur.) Don't push your luck: wash hands or use alcohol gel often, don't rub eyes. But really, no worries. ...Read more
Herpes: Herpes only affects the skin at which the infection occurs. It does not migrate to any other part of the body. There are two types of herpes. 75% of us have type one-- which we used to call "oral". And 25% have type two! the "genital" herpes. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Based on your description of 'cracked' lips, it's unlikely to be herpes. Furthermore, herpes is also unlikely to affect both corners of your mouth at the same time. You either have chronic dry lips, in which case the simple use of a lip balm daily would help. However, sometimes a fungal infection can also cause this. See you dentist. He or she can give a special medicine which help. ...Read more
Herpes?: Oral lesions need to be seen in person in order to properly and accurately diagnose them. See your general dentist, an oral surgeon, or an ENT specialist. ...Read more
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
Get lysine: It is an Amino Acid and will not harm you. You can get it from a health food store. ...Read more
Herpes simplex: You will have this the rest of your life, and most of the people you are going to kiss already have it as well. Do not worry over this. ...Read more
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