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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


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Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

Can you have oral herpes if you never had s cold sore?

Maybe: A cold sore is the herpes virus. But if you've never had a cold sore, it's usually a good sign that you don't have oral herpes but in some instances, you can have the virus and it never has manifested itself. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a lip piercing if you have oral herpes?

Not at outbreak: You should not have the piercing place during an outbreak of lip (cold) sores due to infectious nature. Harmful to person placing the devise. However, no problem at other times. Slight risks of other infections to the site. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you ever get a cold sore in your life you have oral herpes for life?

Right: Almost everyone has been exposed to that virus. It resides within us all. When we have a dip in our resistance, these herpes ulcers can appear. ...Read more

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Could having a cold sore mean you have oral herpes?

Could having a cold sore mean you have oral herpes?

Yes: 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 to eruption. An estimated 80% of americans have been exposed to herpes simplex virus type 1. However, not all of those people will get cold sores. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have oral herpes?

Herpes answer: You can get a culture grown off of a mouth sore in order to confirm diagnosis. Some sores are herpes caused...Most are not...They are canker sores which are nonspecific sores caused by some sort of trigger i.e. Acidic food, stress, etc. Herpetic sores are usually over bone not in lips or cheek area. Ask your dentist for a more definitive answer. He/she can look at your in person. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have oral herpes?

See physician.: See your physician and tell him your concern. A simple test is done to determine if you do indeed have this virus. ...Read more

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How would you know if someone has oral herpes?

Depends: Either a blood test, or you'll see the get the same sore in the same spot, just a few days after getting tingling there. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid
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Oral Herpes Simplex (Definition)

Oral herpes simplex is also known as Cold sores. Oral herpes simplex, also called cold sores, is a condition with small, painful sores in the mouth caused by infection with ...Read more


Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Hsv (Definition)

HSV is also known as Herpes. HSV, or herpes simplex virus, is a virus that has two types. Type 1 causes "cold sores" or sores around the mouth, while Type ...Read more