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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

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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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What are symptoms of oral herpes in mouth?

Several: Warning symptoms of itching, burning, increased sensitivity, or tingling sensation may occur about 2 days before lesions appear.

Skin lesions or rash around the lips, mouth, and gums

small blisters (vesicles) filled with clear yellowish fluid

blisters on a raised, red, painful skin area or blisters that form then break and ooze. Yellow crusts that slough to reveal pink skin. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of oral herpes simplex?

What are the symptoms of oral herpes simplex?

Cold sores: Cold sores/fever blisters are the usual symptom of oral herpes. Primary infection may be associated with fever, more pain and redness around the vesicles. ...Read more

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Is it safe to kiss on cheek if no oral herpes symptoms?

Is it safe to kiss on cheek if no oral herpes symptoms?

Probably: It is not likely to transmit herpes simplex by kissing a cheek if you do not have open lesions. ...Read more

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How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

How come I would sometimes get the prodrome symptoms of oral herpes but never the actual blister?

Immunity: The varying degrees of immune mechanisms which keep herpes simplex virus in check are not fully understood. We know that some people are prone to frequent outbreaks and others have none, and some, like you, get only partial symptoms. Consider yourself fortunate. ...Read more

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Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?

Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?

No and yes: All these conditions are entirely different and cannot be confused with one another. If yours look like typical papillae (you can easily find photos on line), you can be sure it isn't warts or herpes. Oral warts are rare, and oral herpes rarely occurs on the tongue. Both HSV and HPV, the viruses that cause herpes and warts, are commonly present without symptoms. But that doesn't mean you have it. ...Read more

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I had sex with someone who I had oral herpes and after she kiss my neck 4 days later I have an itch on my neck is that a sign of an infection?

I had sex with someone who I had oral herpes and after she kiss my neck 4 days later I have an itch on my neck is that a sign of an infection?

Probably not: Oral herpes generally causes mouth blister painful rather than itchy rash. Herpes infection can rarely complicate dermatitis but this is quite painful. I think more likely other cause for your neck itch but needs examination by doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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How can we tell the difference between vaginal yeast infection & genital and oral herpes? Symptoms? Length of initial infection? Help please please.

Coaitng or vescles?: A yeast infection is characterized by an inflammed mucosa with a white coating that can be wiped off. Herpes is characterized by small vesicles which are very painful and are red or inflammed. ...Read more

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Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Single red raised-looking pimple where lip meets skin, white center. No blisters. Also having severe cold symptoms, swollen glands is this oral herpes?

Probably: Oral herpes simplex is the most common virus to inhabit the mucosal region of the oral cavity. It most frequently lies dormant submucosally until a viral infection reduces the host immune local response and allows the virus to flare up. It appears in the form of a cold sore with possible swollen glands and a small pimple like lesion that eventually ulcerates. Then becomes dormant. ...Read more

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Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read more

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Can you descripe oral herpes?

Itchy blisters: Localized clustered itchy blisters on a background of red skin. ...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 would you know if someone has oral herpes?

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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What is oral herpes and how is it transmitted?

What is oral herpes and how is it transmitted?

Oral Herpes: Herpes simplex is a virus which is transmitted from human to human by direct intimate contact. It produces crops of little blisters which then break down into shallow painful and tender ulcers. Once you have the virus it remains in your body for a lifetime but may never produce symptoms. Oral infection can be transmitted to the genitals by oral sex. ...Read more

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Why have my oral herpes lasted for several months?

Why have my oral herpes lasted for several months?

Referral needed?: Talk to your doctor since your question is important and will be influenced by what your doctor has already tried to treat you with. Possible reasons includes: 1. It's not herpes, but rather a different diagnosis that looks like herpes 2. Viral resistance 3. Inadequate dose or duration of therapy 4.Underlying second diagnosis of an immunodeficiency. ...Read more

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Early stage of oral herpes?

The Prodrome phase: The early stage of oral herpes which occures just before a lesion occures is called the prodrome phase. The infected person may feel burning, tingling, itching, stinging, hypersensitivity or a combination of these symptoms where lesions later appears. Sometimes the area may swell or become red. ...Read more

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How common is simplex one oral herpes?

Very: Exact figures are difficult to come by, but between 80 to 90% of adults have antibodies to herpes simplex, suggesting an overwhelming rate of infection. Symptomatic reactivation of this virus is also quite common with many forms of stress, and sometimes without. ...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