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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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Do you get toothaches from oral herpes?

Do you get toothaches from oral herpes?

No: Toothaches typically occur from tooth decay, tooth fracture or exposed tooth surfaces (often from gum line recession exposing root surfaces). But---soft tissue pain, burning, tingling can occur from oral herpes. ...Read more

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Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

Not always: Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers. For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is feeling sick/having a sore stomach a symptom of oral herpes?

Can you tell me is feeling sick/having a sore stomach a symptom of oral herpes?

May feel ill w first: Herpes simplex virus experience. At the time of initial herpes simplex virus type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen ; /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. ...Read more

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I think i was exposed to oral herpes, and my neck as an itch is that a sign of oral herpes?

Usually not: Oral herpes lesions are seen on the lips and inside the mouth or what we call you mucosal surfaces. They are not going to cause itching in your neck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Is it possible to get oral herpes form giving oral sex? It's been 3 months and no signs or symptoms.

Possible, not common: Performing oral sex on a partner with genital herpes could risk oral infection. However, it is quite uncommon. If you didn't develop symptoms (oral sores, sore throat, etc) within a few days, then probably you weren't infected. It's time to stop worrying about it! ...Read more

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I recently shared a spoon with someone, can I get oral herpes? No sign of breakout. Spoon went back in soup before i used.

Unlikely : But not impossible. Even if the individual you shared a spoon with did not have an active outbreak, the virus could still be shedding and contactable. Most primary hsv-1 infections are asymptomatic and only 20 to 25 percent of patients ever recall an outbreak. So you may have contracted it! ...Read more

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How soon after contracting oral herpes do you start showing symptoms?

How soon after contracting oral herpes do you start showing symptoms?

Hours or days: If you become infected for the first time the symptoms are usually the most severe because your immune system has never been exposed to the virus. Most people have no idea that they were infected until symptoms appear and the severity of symptoms will vary depending on the person's overall health and their immune response to the infection. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes be transmitted by oral sex if no symptoms?

Can oral herpes be transmitted by oral sex if no symptoms?

Possibly: Without active lesions it would be very rare to transmit this infection to the genitals. It is possible to have a small lesion and not be aware of it and thus transmit it. The two types are so very similar that oral herpes can cause genital herpes. If you have herpes in your vagina you may not be aware but you are almost certain to see a herpes lesion on the penis. Genital herpes can infect mouth. ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of cold sores (oral herpes)?

What are the earliest symptoms of cold sores (oral herpes)?

Pain, tingling, itch: Many people describe either pain, tingling, or itching, beginning as much as a full day before the cold sore actually comes out. They know a cold sore is coming before there's any redness, swelling, or blistering. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Tooth Pain (Definition)

Just what it says. Pain may be localized or diffuse, sharp or dull, aching or throbbing. May be from a host of different causes, the most common being infection. It requires immediate treatment, pain indicates the cause has significantly progressed. Please ...Read more


Dr. Louis Gallia
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Toothache (Definition)

Dental pain is a symptom where one has pain in his teeth or gums, sometimes with sensitivity to cold or hot ...Read more