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Canker sore like sores that are spreading fever swollen neck glands painful to eat, talk, swallow canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Canker sore like sores that are spreading
fever
swollen neck glands
painful to eat, talk, swallow
canker sore or cold sore virus? Help!

Cold sore virus: It could be herpangina or gingivostomatitis. Herpangina is often caused by the hand-foot-mouth virus (coxsackie virus) & can cause a lot of pain from sores at the back of the throat usually have a high-fever with this. Gingivostomatitis is most often caused by herpes type 1 virus, and these sores are more often around the lips and oral mucosa closer to your mouth. Strep is a possibility as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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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


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Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Sore throat mouth sores and swollen gums. Allergies?

Probably not allergy: This sounds very much like a viral infection. Herpangina, herpetic stomatitis, and hand-foot-and mouth disease all have similar symptoms. All will heal on their own in 7-10 days. See your dentist or ENT specialist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Is this a canked sore canker sore?

Canker sores?: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. However, similar-appearing aphthous ulcers can be seen with herpes, crohn's disease, and other systemic disorders, if you have multiple aphthous ulcers or frequently recurring ones please have the lesions checked out. ...Read more

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Are canker sores contagious?

Are canker sores contagious?

NOT contagious: 'cold sores' are caused by virus=herpes simplex. Canker sores are associated with dental work, extra brushing, mouth injuries, spicy or acidic foods. Toothpastes containing sodium lauryl sulfate have been implicated. Canker sores may also occur in immunosuppressed patients(or hiv). Also noted are food sensitivities: chocolate, coffee, strawberries, nuts, cheese and acidic foods, e.g. Pineapple. ...Read more

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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause canker sores?

Does strep throat cause canker sores?

No.: Aphtous ulcers, commonly called canker sores, are caused by the immune system attacking part of your oral mucosa. It is not known yet exactly what triggers this localized attack. Strep throat also taxes your immune system, it should be treated promply and correctly to avoid serious complications like rheumatic heart disease. ...Read more

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Can canker sores bleed?

Can canker sores bleed?

Sometimes: Canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers usually don't bleed but if they are deep ulcers and/or irritated with oral appliances or braces they may. You should see a dentist to make sure that you truly have nothing more serious than just canker sores. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Can oral herpes cause sore gums?

Yes: A primary herpes simplex virus in infants in children can cause significant soreness of all the tissues within the mouth. Recurrent oral herpes lesions occur more commonly on the exterior lips, but occasionally cause lesions on the gums and the hard palate. ...Read more

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Cold sore = herpes simplex virus 1?

Cold sore = herpes simplex virus 1?

Eat Yogurt: Herpes simplex virus is when you get little cold sores on the outside of your mouth or the tip of your nose. Try not to touch the cold sore, you could spred it to other parts of your face or eyes. Steep a tea bag then cool it- apply to cold sore to releive pain. Lysine, 3, 000 milligrams daily until the sore goes away. Or eat yogurt which is rich in lysine. You can buy lip clear which has lysine. ...Read more

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Do canker sores turn into cold sores?

Do canker sores turn into cold sores?

No: Cold sores are caused by a virus, and canker sores are auto-immune (some suspect a bacterial or viral link, but that's not proven). In either case, one type of sore does not change into the other. ...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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Can a canker sore bleed?

Can a canker sore bleed?

Canker sore: A canker sore is a white ulcerated area in your mouth. If it is traumatized by eating something hard then bleeding may occur from the trauma. A canker sore by itself will not bleed. If there is bleeding or ot does not heal within 10 days see a doctor and get it checked ...Read more

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Cold sore scar is contagious?

Cold sore scar is contagious?

Cold sores are: Reported to be contagious until the lesion actually heals over. ...Read more

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Could zilactin b irritate canker sores?

Could zilactin b irritate canker sores?

It's possible: Although zilactin is intended to manage the symptoms of canker sores and other oral soft tissue irritation, some patients will occasionally develop a sensitivity reaction to one of its components. In these cases, use of this product would be counter-productive, and it should be discontinued if irritation occurs. ...Read more

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Can a canker sore become septic?

Can a canker sore become septic?

Not likely: No one knows what causes canker sores. They may be caused by a virus, allergy or auto-immune condition. Use of cleansing antiseptic medications may prevent infection, reduce discomfort and promote healing. ...Read more

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Does herpes sore bleed?

Does herpes sore bleed?

It can: If you are describing oral herpes, it usually festers and generates a clear liquid which is the transmittable phase. There are treatments for this condition. ...Read more

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Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Will canker sores cause tooth aches?

Canker sore: A canker sore can be very painful. It will appear as a round white ulcer. With a reddish border. Your tooth is not effected. A canker sore will heal in about 10 days and the pain can be treated with OTC canker sore medication. Your dentist can tell you what is causing your pain. ...Read more

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How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

How painful are herpes simplex blisters?

Variable: Some patients have virtually no pain and others are in such pain it is difficult to sit or empty the bladder. Seek treatment early to reduce pain and speed healing. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Canker Sores (Definition)

A very common herpes virus ...Read more