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How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes?

How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes?

See a medical...: Professional for further evaluation and possible testing. ...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


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How do I know if I have a cold sore or herpes?

How do I know if I have a cold sore or herpes?

See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore?

How do I know if I have a canker sore?

Canker sore: Canker sores hurt really bad and they look like little white spots with a red outline usually. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore or pimple?

Cold Sore: 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. I am assuming that you already know the various appearances of acne. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

How can I know if I have canker sores or herpes?

Oral Sores = ?: Canker sores usually occur on the soft mucous membranes and tissues inside your mouth and look like ulcers, while herpes more often occurs on the outside of the lips and appears as blisters. You can also google it for images. However, you will need to see a dentist (or physician) for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or a pimple?

Pain: Typically herpes starts with pain first, then you get the "pimple". Sometimes it is difficult to tell, and the only for sure way would be to have the fluid from the "pimple"cultured by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

How do I know if I have herpes or just a pimple?

Visit your dentist: Normally herpetic lesions develop in the same area every single time they appear, best way will be to visit your dentist for a consult and he will give you a prescription for the herpes that will help with the pain, lenght of time and severity. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a pimple or a cold sore?

Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a pimple or a cold sore?

Cold sore vs pimple: Cold sores are painful liquid filled blisters that can occur on the lips, roof of the mouth or the gums which are usually caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1). Tingling &/or pain can herald the oncoming of cold sore 1 to 2 days prior to eruption. ...Read more

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How to know if I have herpes or a cold sore?

How to know if I have herpes or a cold sore?

Accurate diagnosis: Can be made with a lab test. 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. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore?

Cold sore: Your doctor can identify a cold sore. A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes sore inside of my mouth?

How do I know if I have a canker sore or herpes sore inside of my mouth?

Test: Herpes inside the mouth is more common upon initial exposure and more frequently in childhood. Your doctor can get a culture of the sore for herpes viruses. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have herpes or mono or nothing?

How do I know if I have herpes or mono or nothing?

Evaluation: A medical doctor can help in determining if a patient is suffering from a disease such as herpes, mononucleosis or any other cause. All the best! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a fever blister or a cold sore?

How do I know if I have a fever blister or a cold sore?

One and same thing: Fever blisters and cold sores are the same names for painful ulcerating blisters caused by herpes simplex virus. Many people carry the virus, it "hides" in the nerve trunks that supply the face. Usually occur on outside border of lower lip & rarely inside the mouth as well. It starts as a tingling sensation and becomes painful with time. Stress is a major trigger. It will go away~2 weeks. ...Read more

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How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

How do i know if i have a genital herpes?

Genital herpes?: Genital herpes usually appear as one or more blisters or sores on or around the genitals, mouth, or anus. These blisters usually break & leave painful sores, which will resolve on there own, but can also be treated with medication. One can carry the virus but not know it, as well. See your doc & discuss your sxs & sexual history candidly. S/he can dx herpes based on hx, exam, or test. Good luck! ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold sore and a canker sore how do I heal it?

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Cold sores & Canker: Both of these lesions can be treated with a laser. Cold sores can be prevented with some new medications that are available with a prescription. Cankers can be prevented by relieving stress. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

How can I tell if I have herpes or a canker sore on my tongue?

See MD or DDS: While I can tell you the basic differences between the two and you can Google if for further information as well as photos, ONLY by seeing a trained health care professional, whether it's a physician or a dentist can you be sure. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

Distribution.: Cold sores are typically a single blister, or a small solitary group of blisters. Shingles would usually extend from your nose along one cheek, and around to the back of the head. But not every case is typical, and there are other causes of sores in the nose, such as bacteria, traumatic injury, and various tumors. If the sore persists, let your doctor take a look and tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a canker sore or herpes on my gums?

How can I tell if I have a canker sore or herpes on my gums?

Appearance/location: Also the history, and duration of the lesion all factor into a proper diagnosis. The treatments are different so get it evaluated by a dentist or primary care provider familiar with oral lesions to be sure ... ...Read more

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How do I know if I have folliculitis or herpes?

How do I know if I have folliculitis or herpes?

Herpes simplex: Very different illnesses and most doctors would be able to tell the difference quickly. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a yeast infection or herpes?

How do I know if I have a yeast infection or herpes?

Medical eval will: Distinguish. Symptoms of a yeast infection may include: burning, redness ; itching of the vulva; burning with urination ; vaginal intercourse ; a clumpy, white, vaginal discharge with no odor. Sometimes the discharge isn’t apparent. Local symptoms from a herpes simplex 2 infection are usually is seen 2 to 12 days after exposure ; consists of a cluster of lesions that look like blisters. The lesion. ...Read more

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Canker Sores (Definition)

Small, shallow, and painful lesions on the tongue, inner cheek, or at the base of the gums, usually with a white or yellow center surrounded by redness. They may occur spontaneously or after a minor injury such as a cheek bite. They usually heal in one to two weeks, but larger sores may persist for ...Read more


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Aphthous Stomatitis (Definition)

Are small, benign but painful ulcers of the mouth and throat. They generally resolve on their own in 10-14 days. There are various over the counter remedies that ...Read more