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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

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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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?

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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Is this cracking at the corners of my mouth a symptom of cold sores?

Is this cracking at the corners of my mouth a symptom of cold sores?

Probably not: Cold sores--or herpes simplex reactivation--usually will present as an area at the lip red border or just beyond, that initially may sting or burn and then goes on to develop a cluster of tiny blisters. These may coalesce into one or more larger blisters and finally open. Cracking at the corners of the mouth is often from licking due to dryness (ie allergies). ...Read more

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

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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What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

What are the symptoms of herpes/cold sores/canker sores on your lips/mouth?

Two different things: Cankers (recurrent aphthous ulcers) are an "auto-immune" type reaction to trauma/stress (such as biting your lip). They occur on the loose membranes of your lips, cheeks and floor of the mouth. Your dentist can treat with prednisone, laser or chemicals to cut pain. Cold sores are hsv. Abreva helps those some, but most need doc rx. Both go away without treatment in 10-14 days (pain only 3-5 days). ...Read more

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Should I take igm & igg blood test for Hsv if exposed to g herpes but no outbreak, have other symptoms, and had mouth cold sores in the past. Advice?

Should I take igm & igg blood test for Hsv if exposed to g herpes but no outbreak, have other symptoms, and had mouth cold sores in the past. Advice?

Depends: If the exposure is within a couple of weeks, IgM would be the test to get. On the other hand, there is no harm if getting IgG which would indicate exposure months or years ago. Unfortunately an infected person, even in the absence of symptoms, may infect other people. Until this situation has been settled, insist on condom use. ...Read more

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Born w/ neutropenia, I have suffered w/cold sores on my lips/nose 4 yrs. Now im getting them inside my mouth, tongue& roof. Isn't that a sign for HIV?

Born w/ neutropenia, I have suffered w/cold sores on my lips/nose 4 yrs. Now im getting them inside my mouth, tongue& roof. Isn't that a sign for HIV?

Can't tell: If you were born with neutropenia, I hope you are under the care of a hematologist and a immunologist. If not, it is time to consult them. Your symptoms are not specific for AIDS but they do need attention. ...Read more

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Is a HSV igm & igg blood test helpful after g herpes exposure 6+months ago? No genital outbreak, other symptoms, but have had mouth cold sores before.

Is a HSV igm & igg blood test helpful after g herpes exposure 6+months ago? No genital outbreak, other symptoms, but have had mouth cold sores before.

Probably yes: The HSV IgG tests are excellent, and a negative result for HSV2 6+ months after exposure shows you were not infected. The HSV1 result should have been positive if your diagnosis of past cold sores is correct, but once in a while the test misses HSV1 (but rarely HSV2). The IgM result doesn't help one way or the other -- it's inherently unreliable anyway, never done by herpes or STD experts. ...Read more

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Can cold sores make you lip swell without any sign of blisters?

Can cold sores make you lip swell without any sign of blisters?

Sometimes: Sometimes but please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Small dark reddish patch on bottom lip with a little cut with no other symptoms. Never had cold sores before, so what is it? Suddenly appeared too.

Small dark reddish patch on bottom lip with a little cut with no other symptoms. Never had cold sores before, so what is it? Suddenly appeared too.

Herpes: This could be just from the small cut on your lower lip. Its difficult to say whether or not this is a cold sore (herpes actually). This can suddenly appear. Even if you have never had it before. ...Read more

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Can you get cold sores from giving mouth to mouth to someone who has cold sores?

Can you get cold sores from giving mouth to mouth to someone who has cold sores?

Yes: Herpes virus is usually shed when a visible sore is present; however, the virus can be present even without a sore showing. You usually need to have a portal of entry for the virus to infect you (cut, dry lips, etc). But is you have been exposed before and have anti bodies against the herpes virus you have be able to fight it off. Wearing lip stick, lip gloss or chapstick will help protect you. ...Read more

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What can be done to cure cold sores that are in my mouth?

What can be done to cure cold sores that are in my mouth?

Try lysine: Once a virus gets into your cells it may not be possible to get it out, but if you take a supplement called lysine, you will probably be able to suppress outbreaks of the virus eventually. Also avoid whole wheat bread, nuts and arginine. ...Read more

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My couzin has had cold sores but inside her mouth and denies that she has herpes. So does she?

My couzin has had cold sores but inside her mouth and denies that she has herpes. So does she?

????????????: True cold sores usually occur on the outside of one's lips and much less frequently inside the mouth. Who wants to know and why? That's her business. ...Read more

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How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

How to get rid of cold sores on your mouth?

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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Are the cold sores on your lips and in your mouth both herpes?

Lip cold sores: Are caused from the herpes virus. Mouth lesions can also be from that virus but they can also be apthous stomatitis ulcers that are not viral in their etiology. Your immune system is suspected in both. Let your dentist look and tell you what they are. Treatment is different for both. Good luck! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can toddlers get cold sores anywhere else besides the mouth?

Yes: Cold sores are sometimes called "fever blisters" and may appeear on the lips amd mouth, always on the outside, and sometimes on the cheeks and chin. It is dangerous if they appear on the eye.
Cold sores are oftern confused with "canker sores" that occur on the inside of the mouth and lips. ...Read more

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How do you get cold sores inside your mouth? What is the cause?

How do you get cold sores inside your mouth? What is the cause?

HSV: Hsv causes cold sores which are usually outside of the oral cavity. Perhaps you are referring to a canker sore. ...Read more

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Could I get cold sores in mouth?

Yes: Cold sores (fever blisters) usually occur on the lips, mouth, or tongue. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores in mouth?

What causes cold sores in mouth?

Herpes virus: Typically precced by some type of trauma, bite lip, taco chip scrape etc. ...Read more

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What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

What causes cold sores in the corner of my mouth?

Herpes simplex virus: Cold sores are a re-activation of latent herpes simplex virus infection, at the corners of the mouth or elsewhere. Not all sores at the corners of the mouth are cold sores, though; more commonly, cracking or oozing of the skin here represents "angular cheilitis"--the result of frequent exposure to saliva, and may become secondarily infected by bacteria or yeast. See your dentist for more info. ...Read more

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What do I do if I keep getting cold sores in my mouth?

What do I do if I keep getting cold sores in my mouth?

Oral Herpes Simplex: Is a contagious infectious disease. There is no cure for cold sores. Identifying triggers may help a person to prevent recurrences by removing these factors. ...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


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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