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How Do I Know If I Have A Canker Sore Or Herpes
Almost everyone is infected with this herpes virus. The first episode is usualy in early childhood. It is dramaticaly different from all the later events. The virus is always present. When your immune system is weakened (stress, disease, almost anything) the viri end up stronger than your immune system. They do their job, and ...Read more
I don't know if I have a canker sore or herpes. How will I know the difference? I have a small bump on the tip of my tongue. And four more under it.
See Your Dentist: The only way to determine this is to have a complete evaluation by your dentist or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more
If I have a canker sore/cold sore, why did my hsv1 test come back negative? I had a canker sore that resulted in giving my girlfriend genital herpes when i gave her oral sex....She's positive for hsv1, but i'm not. Is that normal? Did we take different te
Make : Make sure you both are tested for hsv type 1 and 2. It was previously thought that type 1 was only localzed to the mouth and type 2 to the genitals, but that is not correct. Also consider the fact that your gilrfriend already carried the virus and you did not give it to her by giving her oral sex. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have one tiny whitish sore on the inside of my lip. It's pretty small with a some redness around it. It's sort of painful. Canker sore or herpes?
I shared food with people I don't know too well, eating from same plate. Have a canker sore. Chances of contracting oral/genital herpes?
No: A canker sore is an aphthous ulcer. It occurs indifferent locations than herpetic ulcers. Herpetic ulcers are caused by a virus and occur on the vermillion border of the lip. Aphthous ulcers are on the cheeks and tongue and caused by trauma, stress , hormonal, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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