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How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

10 days is average: 10 days is average but treating the ulcer with hene laser will decrease the time and reduce the pain. If you are susceptible to repeated cold sores you may consider using the hene laser as soon as you become aware a lesion may be forming. Use 30 seconds of spot size on each area of the lesion. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Mouth Sores (Definition)

A canker sore is a painful, open sore in the mouth. Canker sores are white or yellow and surrounded by a bright red area. They are benign (not cancer). Canker sores can run in families. They may also be linked to problems with the body's immune (defense) system. The sores may occur after a mouth injury due to dental work, aggressive tooth cleaning, or biting the tongue or cheek. Canker sores can be triggered by emotional stress, dietary deficiencies (especially iron, folic acid, or vitamin B-12), menstrual periods, hormonal changes, food allergies, and similar situations. They occur most commonly with viral infections. In some cases, the cause can not be identified. Treatment is usually not necessary. In most cases, the canker sores ...Read more


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How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

How long does painful mouth sores associated with herpangina last?

10 days: May be a week it would be contagious while there are active lesions. The disease usually resolves in about a week. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001964/ hene laser treatment will increase the rate of healing and reduce pain. ...Read more

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How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

How long does bad breath associated with cold sores last?

No relation: If you think your breath is bad it is probably because your oral hygiene is not adequate where the cold sores are located because of the discomfort cleaning in that area. ...Read more

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How long does sore throat associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does sore throat associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine if painful use something like chlorasceptic. ...Read more

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How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more

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How long does vesicular throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does vesicular throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: You may want to use a rinse to gargle which may help speed the process i.E lies terrine mouth wash, or chlorasceptic if you have any discomfort. ...Read more

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How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

How long does is it take for symptoms of oral herpes or cold sores to appear?

Hours: Oral herpes can come about at anytime if you've been exposed to the virus. Typically the virus lies dormant until a stressful event. When these events occur the first signs are tingling and changes in the skin. Sometimes you'll see white nodules start to develop. The faster you get treatment the better chances the virus can be halted and the faster the healing can begin. ...Read more

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How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

How long does white plaques in mouth associated with oral thrush last?

Consider 3 factors: Thrush is a yeast infection. Antifungal medications help. Scraping the tongue is important... Use a tongue scraper and avoid foods and beverages with yeast such as beer and breads. It will usually clear up in 2 weeks but if it persists more aggresive actions can be employed. ...Read more

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How can cold sores and mouth ulcers be cured?

How can cold sores and mouth ulcers be cured?

They can't be cured: Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks and limit the pain, but certain stimuli will cause these outbreaks to reoccur from time to time. ...Read more

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How long does vesicular rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does vesicular rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more

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Does having canker sores cause sore throats and fevers?

Does having canker sores cause sore throats and fevers?

Canker sores: Canker sores do not cause sore throat or fever. If you have a sore throat and fever along with an outbreak of sores in your mouth or on your lips, they are probably cold sores, which is caused by the herpes labialis virus. ...Read more

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How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away ? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

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How long does it take for genital herpes sores to heal and go away ? Have been taking anti viral medication but the sores are very sore

Some 2-3 weeks...: The natural course of genital herpes is about 2+ to 3 weeks for average healthy persons in assuming no significant additional inflammation, i.e., cellulitis. Anti-viral drug can shorten its course by some 45% if taking in within 24 hours of its onset which begins with local hypersensitivity followed with blisters at the same location. Now, just keep the area as clean & dry as possible + pain med? ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with hand foot mouth last?

See Below: The fever does not normally last the whole 7 to 10 days. Most fevers last 2 to 3 days. ...Read more

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How long does malaise associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does malaise associated with hand foot mouth last?

The illness: Is self limiting and runs approx 7-10 days. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

What is the definition or description of: Painless mouth sores?

Herpes Simplex: Good day; Cold sores cause millimeter, fluid-filled lesions also known as fever blisters to occur periodically. In youngsters they may be caused by stress; in adults they may be passed from person to person by kissing or sex. Cold Sore triggers include stress, fatigue, cold weather, dental trauma and weakened immune condition. Medications improve comfort but don't cure cold sores. ...Read more

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The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips?And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

The mouth sores associated with behçet's disease: where are they typically located, in mouth or lips?And are they like canker sores or cold sores?

Mouth sores: Painful mouth sores, that look similar to canker sores, are the most common sign of Behcet's disease. The management is to control temporary flares in pain and inflammation. The good news is you may not need to take medication between flares. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

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Had fever, headaches, chills, runny nose, cold sore, and lip sore all together. Worried about the mouth sores as I never get them. What could this be?

Seasonal Flu: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more

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Past 4 days get worse swollen gums swollen glands bad headache feel extremely cold sore thoat today woke w/ small mouth sores nausea sudden ab pain?

Past 4 days get worse swollen gums swollen glands bad headache feel extremely cold sore thoat today woke w/ small mouth sores nausea sudden ab pain?

Go see a doctor: What you have can fit into a number of things. You will be best served by going in person to seek medical help. A physical exam will result in proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How long does painful mouth associated with cold sores last?

10 days is average: 10 days is average but treating the ulcer with hene laser will decrease the time and reduce the pain. If you are susceptible to repeated cold sores you may consider using the hene laser as soon as you become aware a lesion may be forming. Use 30 seconds of spot size on each area of the lesion. ...Read more

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How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

How long does the hand foot and mouth disease usually last ? And will  all the cold sores go away at once or little over time ?

About a week: HFM is a viral infection that causes blisters on palms, soles and in the mouth. Can be associated with moderate fever. The ulcers in the mouth will fade at different rates. Drink cool liquids, soft foods like pudding, yogurt, ice cream. Avoid acids like Orange Juice. Annoying but usually a self limiting condition. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help with the pain. ...Read more

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My 11yr old daughter has two cold sores on both corners of her mouth. She's had this for a mouth.She uses burt's bees but its taking long time to heal?

Angular Cheilitis: It is abnormal for cold sores to linger for an entire month. There is a condition called cheilitis where lesions develop in the corners of the mouth and they can be persistent. They can be from lip-licking, nutrient deficiencies, dry mouth etc. These can become subject to opportunistic infections. Using a topical antibiotic and discouraging harmful behaviors (lip licking) may help. ...Read more

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I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

I've had occurrences of cold sores on my lip  & chin. They last 7-10 days. Pain, puss, raw. How to prevent or treat? Thanks!

See your MD: Cold sores are of viral origin. It would be best to have a definitive diagnosis that your condition is "herpes labials" if that is your condition there are medications that can be used to control the condition. There is no reason to allow this to continuously erupt. Please contact your md for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores I have a clump of them on my bottom lip and chin what will get rid of them and how long will it take i also feel really tired ?

Time: If indeed they are cold sores you never get rid of the virus. Stress and uv light are tow of the most common reasons they erupt. If you catch it at the tingling phase you can take viroxin or zovirax (acyclovir). In my office the laser does great for keeping them small and increases healing..But you need to get in early. ...Read more

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I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?

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I masturbated with saliva - I have two cold sores on my lips. How long would it take for the possible oral herpes to reach genitals?

Here are some ...: If the 2 cold sores in lips is HSV-related, self inoculation may occur after described scenario, but extremely rare. If skin micro-injury from masturbation will allow HSV gaining access to the body to possibly establish its beachhead to replicate, but not always successful due to our natural humoral defense immunity. If no Sx, I would not worry about it; if HSV-related Sx appears, check & test it. ...Read more

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Can cold sores(tiny bump on my lip) harm baby in pregnancy. I'm 8 weeks and I had my second cold sore for the last month and half.

Can cold sores(tiny bump on my lip) harm baby in pregnancy. I'm 8 weeks and I had my second cold sore for the last month and half.

Not directly: This process is localized to the tissues of your lip/mouth margin and does not enter your blood where it would have access to baby. If you have genital herpes and have a flare up around the time of delivery there can be some risk with that process. Discuss these issues with your doc. I encourage moms with a cold sore not to kiss their babies. ...Read more

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I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

I get cold sores and this last one I had left a bright red spot on my lip. Like a scar. The cold sore is healed though. Will this scar go away?

Yes, most likely: Most cold sores are pretty superficial and will leave a reddened area for a while which usually fades over months, not days. If the cold sore had a secondary infection or the scab was picked, it can injury the deeper layer of skin and cause it to scar. This generally doesn't happen ...Read more

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Can you get symptoms of cold sores inside the mouth instead of outside?

No: Cold sores are related to recurrent herpes virus outbreaks and only occur on regular skin often near the junction of the lip/regular skin. Mouth sores, apthous ulcers, etc. can be recurrent but are not the same virus. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

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You cant...: They are normally viral and must run their course. A dentist can treat them to make them less painful. A laser can be used to make them hurt less. There are also over the counter meds that you can apply topically that accelerate healing and reduce pain such as abreva, zilactin, and oragell. ...Read more

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What are some home remedy for cold sores in the mouth?

No cure- it's herpes: More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as Acyclovir can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. ...Read more

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How do I distinguish between yeast and cold sores on my mouth?

How do I distinguish between yeast and cold sores on my mouth?

Get an exam: The best way is to get an exam as they can be distinguished by a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does neosporin speed healing for cold sores at the corner of the mouth?

Not usually: Neosporin has antibacterial properties that may prevent a secondary bacterial infection, but herpes viral cold sore infections will not resolve quicker with neosporin. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Painless Mouth Sores (Definition)

Good day; Cold sores cause millimeter, fluid-filled lesions also known as fever blisters to occur periodically. In youngsters they may be caused by stress; in adults they may be passed from person to person by kissing or sex. Cold Sore triggers include stress, fatigue, cold weather, dental trauma and weakened immune condition. Medications improve comfort but ...Read more