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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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Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Oral herpes simplex virus: does carmex work?

Not really: You really need an antiviral cream or oral medication to be most effective. Over the counter abreva is better than carmex. ...Read more

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How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

How is herpes simplex virus infection treated.

Antivirals: Well it depends where your infection is but herpes is treatable with antiviral medication such as acyclovir. It doesn't cure you of the virus, but it does shorten the duration of the attacks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Can you tell me is herpes simplex 1 only oral herpes like cold sores?

Herpes Simplex 1: Is the type normally associated with cold sores. However, to a lesser frequency - cold sores can be caused by herpes simplex virus 2 and genital lesions can be caused by herpes simplex virus 1. ...Read more

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Do cold sores on the mouth also cause genital herpes?

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 more

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What leads to cold sore, herpes simplex virus?

What leads to cold sore, herpes simplex virus?

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

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Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

Is there permanent cure for herpes simplex and genitals?

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

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Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

Canker* sores, not cold sores (aka feverblisters)related to herpes simplex type 1, what to do?

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

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

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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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What type of herpes simplex virus causes cold sores?

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 more

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Can angular cheilitis spread herpes?

Can angular cheilitis spread herpes?

Yes: The transmission of herpes is not 100% with contact but increases with any breaks in skin or contact with mucosal membranes. One could potentially "auto-inoculate" or spread the herpes virus to different parts of their body this way. ...Read more

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Can lip picking with no cold sores cause genital herpes?

No: Once someone has been infected with herpes more than a few months, the virus they is not transmitted to other body areas. Even with active cold sores, herpes is never transmitted to a person's own genital area. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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Anyway to cure mouth Ulcers?

Anyway to cure mouth Ulcers?

No: But there's treatment to make them go away sooner. See your dentist to find out what kind of ulcers you're getting and (s)he'll recommend the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate. ...Read more

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What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

What can you do to prevent cold sores HSV 1 cold sore treatment and prevention (oral herpes)?

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

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Genital herpes simplex virus 1 and carmex, what to do?

Yes: No contra-indication but cannot be shared with another person. ...Read more

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What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

What causes mouth sores to reoccur?

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

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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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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?

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?

Herpes: Herpes can be treated to shorten the course of symptoms, but is not curable. This does not mean that he necessarily passed it to you. Also, ask the doctor for clarification as herpes does not generally affect inside the mouth, but rather on the lips. ...Read more

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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?

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

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How can herpes start out in the mouth?

How can herpes start out in the mouth?

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

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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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Do herpes 1 spreads the whole face or just the mouth.

Do herpes 1 spreads the whole face or just the mouth.

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 more

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Why is my mouth exploding with herpes out of nowhere?

Why is my mouth exploding with herpes out of nowhere?

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

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Is it possible to spread herpes 1 around my own mouth?

Is it possible to spread herpes 1 around my own mouth?

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

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What causes herpes to affect the areas beyond the mouth?

What causes herpes to affect the areas beyond the mouth?

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

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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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Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

Cracked corners of mouth, is it herpes?

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

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I have other sores in my mouth too. Could it be herpes?

I have other sores in my mouth too. Could it be herpes?

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

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How can you tell if you have a cut in your mouth or herpes?

Culture.: It is very rare to see herpes inside the mouth, despite what you've been told, or read on-line. The overwhelming majority of sores inside the mouth are canker sores, not herpes. The only way to know for sure, however, is to see your doctor for a viral culture. ...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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Help please! i don't know when is it okay to kiss again after treating mouth herpes?

Help please! i don't know when is it okay to kiss again after treating mouth herpes?

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

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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 ?

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 friend got herpes at side of the mouth and I got one after a few days. But we dont even kiss.

HSV-1 transmission: by sharing eating and drinking utensils, razors, towels, washcloths, oral sex as well as kissing, may spread HSV-1. The virus may be transmitted by even though blisters and sores are not present. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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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