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How Do I Know If I Have A Canker Sore Or Herpes
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
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 shared food with people I don't know too well, eating from same plate. Have a canker sore. Chances of contracting oral/genital herpes?
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?
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
Reoccuring 1 canker sore in the same spot, I got tested for herpes 2 months ago and they came back negative, what is it?
Canker sore : Canker sores are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If I had a canker sore and put aloe on it before I went to bed, then went away over night. Was that canker sore herpes ?
Canker solitary: Herpes are usually in clusters of two or more sores. The area around and under the ulcer is hard, swollen & tender. The edges of the herpetic ulcer are typically indistinct. A canker is usually a solitary ulcer with a discrete uniform edge, round to oval in shape, with a definite bottom - like a crater on the moon. The area around & under the canker is neither swollen nor hard. ...Read more
Tough to explain in: Such a small space. Cold sore=oral herpes, both have viral etiology. Virus released from a dormant state due to stress/immune system breakdown and causes blisters. Canker sore is not of viral cause and related to trauma or immune system issues. All can hurt. Rx steroids for canker, not virus. Check w your dentist for treatment advice. ...Read more
I have 3 white canker sore looking bumps on my vulva. They aren't in a cluster. Could it still be herpes? What are other possibilities?
I got canker sore and use same spoon w/ people who has herpes. She didn't have lesions right now. I start acyclovir 20 min later. Will I get infected?
Relax: Herpes on the face, hsv1, is very common but most people have no symptoms. Most likely you already carry hsv1 and cannot get it again. People who have the virus will sometimes have it on the lip, but most days there is no virus there in the absence of a sore. So your risk is small. ...Read more
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