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Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after kissing guy with cold sores?

Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after kissing guy with cold sores?

Yes: Cold sores are transmitted from person to person by kissing. Mouth ulcers are caused by herpes simplex virus 1 which also causes cold sores.

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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I cut my lingual frenulum from kissing. For the next few days, I suffered from a mouth ulcer, a cold sore, infected tonsils, headaches, and my gums seemed to lower. Could it be hiv?

I cut my lingual frenulum from kissing. For the next few days, I suffered from a mouth ulcer, a cold sore, infected tonsils, headaches, and my gums seemed to lower. Could it be hiv?

No, relax: You may be overreacting. More likely, you have strep throat or pharyngitis. The cold sore is probably stress-related because you have pharyngitis are perseverating over this situation. Hiv transmission rate is very small orally, unless you were both bleeding. That being said, you should consider the possibility that there are much less painful ways of kissing people.

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What's the difference between mouth ulcer or cold sore on the back of my lip?

What's the difference between mouth ulcer or cold sore on the back of my lip?

Lip bubble: A raised area on the inside of your lip that is clear looking and bubble like is most commonly an obstructed minor saliva gland duct. This occurs from food abrasion and eating trauma to the lip. When crushed the duct can no longer release fluid to the mouth. The fluid backs up and creates the bubble appearance. If small no treatment is needed. Larger ones, 4mm, or more do.

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What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

What is the difference between mouth ulcer, canker sore, cold sore, and stress sore?

Mouth sores: All of these types are related to the fact that viruses are present at all times and when the patient is susceptible, i.e., tired, under stress, not eating well, etc, the ulcer appears. Antiviral drugs may helpful but they need to be taken at the first symptoms, abreva is an oct medication that can be purchased and applied with q-tip to the affected lip area. See your dentist if needed.

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Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after a dental cleaning or cavity filling?

Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after a dental cleaning or cavity filling?

Not normal but...: Most people don't develope mouth sores following a dental appt. But it is possible. The sore could be from the gloves rubbing against a spot in you mouth or if there were cotton rolls or gauze sponges place there while working in there. We all have the bacteria and viruses that can cause sores and sometimes just getting dental work awakens them or makes an "opening" for their entrance.

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Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after oral sex?

Is it normal to have mouth ulcer outbreak after oral sex?

Nope: Either an allergic reaction to something that was put in your mouth or you need to have a serious conversation with your partner about the possibility of disease transmission. Step one would be to see a doctor to get tested to determine which of these is the culprit.

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Mouth ulcers and cold sores. Can you have both at the same time?

Mouth ulcers and cold sores. Can you have both at the same time?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus 1 which causes cold sores often will cause ulcers on the gums and tongue. The ulcers can be painful. There are other causes of mouth ulcers including the hand, foot and mouth virus and aphthous ulcers. There are rare causes of mouth ulcers as well.

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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.

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What is a good way to cure cold sores and mouth ulcers?

What is a good way to cure cold sores and mouth ulcers?

Best RX is TIME: The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. Warm salt water rinses can comfort.

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

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 acyclivro 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.

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How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers that show up every 3-4 months?

No cure: Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval.

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I am getting mouth ulcers/cold sores constantly for a few days at a time as well as a little genital irritation. What are the chances of an std?

I am getting mouth ulcers/cold sores constantly for a few days at a time as well as a little genital irritation. What are the chances of an std?

Canker Sores: Are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your doctor.

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I have severe reoccurring mouth ulcer. It bleeds a lot. It appears whenever I don't eat regularly like once a day or whenever I kiss my girlfriend.

I have severe reoccurring mouth ulcer. It bleeds a lot. It appears whenever I don't eat regularly like once a day or whenever I kiss my girlfriend.

See your dentist.: There are a number of possibilities for what you're describing; some are minor while others are very serious. You are right to be concerned, and should see your dentist right away! They will either solve the problem, give you options to manage it or send you to a specialist for more complex treatment. Don't wait, find out what's going on and be well.

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Can I kiss if I have a mouth ulcer?

Can I kiss if I have a mouth ulcer?

I hope not: Since you do not know the source of the ulcer it is always wise to avoid oral contact until it is healed and safe.

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I had french kissing with an unknown girl three times I don't know about her hiv status that time I had mouth ulcer bleeding gum it can spread hiv?

I had french kissing with an unknown girl three times I don't know about her hiv status that time I had mouth ulcer bleeding gum it can spread hiv?

Body fluids: Well my friend this would be type of situation that would put you at risk of acquisition. The fortunate thing is that oral transmission by kissing is the lowest risk...assuming she didn't have bleeding gums or ulcer in her mouth. You will need to be tested and followed. Oral ulcers are in general viral infections as well. So your putting others at risk of unpleasant infections.

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I had french kissing with an unknown girl three times that time had mouth ulcer bleeding gum tested negative for hiv after 90 days need further test?

I had french kissing with an unknown girl three times that time had mouth ulcer bleeding gum tested negative for hiv after 90 days need further test?

Lucky you!: You're not going to catch HIV that way. You can get gonorrhea, syphilis, CMV, infectious mono, herpes simplex and a few others. I trust this did not happen. You're a grown man now, big fellow, and it's time for you to become familiar with what can and cannot transmit HIV -- especially if (like most men) you're going to get close with folks you don't know that well.

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Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Initially I was told I have canker sores ulcers now tongue lesions and doctor says cold sores hsv1 I'm not homosexual or perform oral sex on anyone?

Herpes simplex: Over 85% of the population has been infected with HSV and can reactivate at any time. Do not know if that is what you actually have, but if you have no risk factors (unprotected sex, sharing needles, etc.) HIV and other STDs should not be a concern.

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Never had a cold sore. Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes. How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!

Other causes: A much rarer cause for sores in your mucous membranes is behcets disease - worth discussing with your primary care doc. You can't tell a patient they have herpes if the test is negative. Check with your pcp and your obgyn good luck.

Oral Ulceration (Definition)

Oral ulcerations appear as necrotic or eroded areas on the oral mucosa, including the tongue. Most such lesions are idiopathic (aphthous) or of viral etiology (e.g., herpes simplex virus [hsv]; rarely herpes zoster [vzv]). Oral ulcerations may be caused by fungal, parasitic, or bacteriologic pathogens; malignancy; ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more