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Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Herpes Stomatitis (Overview)

Herpes stomatitis is also known as Cold sore. Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places.


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What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places. ...Read more

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Dr. Keshab Paudel
21 doctors shared insights

Herpes Stomatitis (Overview)

Herpes stomatitis is also known as Cold sore. Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places.


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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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Living with Genital Herpes (Checklist)

Avoid sex when you have an outbreak
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease frequency of outbreaks
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Take antiviral drugs to decrease shedding the virus
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Avoid oral sex when you have fever blisters
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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpetic stomatitis: Herpetic stomatitis (herpetic gingivostomatitis) is a viral infection that causes ulcers on the lips and in the mouth. It usually runs it's course in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medication to put on the ulcers to allow eating more comfortably ( a bland diet is helpful), and for medication for pain (usually ibuprofen). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: herpes stomatitis?

Initial cold sore : Herpes stomatitis is usually contracted by infants. Most of us will get it and then be susceptible to cold sores on our gums and lips. This is because the virus never leaves our bodies and can be triggered into becoming active by stress, hormones, sunlight, etc. The virus will follow a nerve ending out, which is random, and the reason they can appear in a variety of places. ...Read more

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Herpes stomatitis. How to help cure?

Herpetic stomatitis: Herpetic stomatitis (herpetic gingivostomatitis) is a viral infection that causes ulcers on the lips and in the mouth. It usually runs it's course in 7-10 days. Check with your dentist for medication to put on the ulcers to allow eating more comfortably ( a bland diet is helpful), and for medication for pain (usually ibuprofen). ...Read more

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My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

My bf has herpes stomatitis & thrush. How to help cure this?

HSV1 & thrush cure: Herpes stomatitis (HSV1). There no cure for HSV infection and often stress is an aggravating factor. Cold sores generally clear up without treatment within 10-14 days. Oral thrush is an infection in the mouth caused by a yeast germ and can usually be treated with antifungal medicines. See a dentist or PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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My daughter was just seen in the E.R tonight because her gums and teeth were hurting and bleeding? They say it is herpes stomatitis! Should they have

My daughter was just seen in the E.R tonight because her gums and teeth were hurting and bleeding? They say it is herpes stomatitis! Should they have

Herpes stomatitis: W/herpes see ulcers in the mouth. , Was acyclovir given,as that may help heal? Lysine 500 mg 3 tabs/ day x 5 should help too, Gargle w/ salt water 3 x/day and brush after meals,.keeps bacteria count low and less irritation. Magic mouthwash 5 ml -2-3 /day can decrease the pain.Check CBC make sure HCT, platelets are OK. F/U with doc/ dentist. ...Read more

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Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Could i tell my partner about herpes (viral stomatitis)?

Not the same: Stomatitis is usually “aphthous , ” in which case we don’t know the cause, or it can be caused by viruses other than herpes. Herpes typically causes lesions on the lips. Stomatitis usually occurs in children with the first episode. Since almost all adults already have hsv-1, telling partners isn’t necessary, but it’s reasonable to avoid kissing or oral sex when you have oral ulcers or cold sores. ...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


Dr. Keshab Paudel
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Stomatitis (Definition)

Inflammation (-itis) of the mouth / oral cavity (stoma) may result from canker sores / aphthous stomatitis, the ulcers of lupus, behcet's, or low neutrophils, necrotizing gingivitis (trench mouth), coxsackie virus herpangina, meeting herpes simplex i for the first time, tobacco, ...Read more