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How to know if I have herpetic gingivostomatitis. Any suggestions?

How to know if I have herpetic gingivostomatitis. Any suggestions?

Oral Diagnosis: A dentist or physician can examine you and help determine what you have. ...Read more

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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Can you tell me is herpetic gingivostomatitis bad?

Can you tell me is herpetic gingivostomatitis bad?

No: No. This is a self limiting infection, usually lasting 14 days, then it heals up. You can get recurrence of this infection from time to time, but it is usually limited to one side of the mouth at a time, and just on the tissue that is directly covering bone. ...Read more

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What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

What are the differences between canker sores and mouth herpes (herpetic gingivostomatitis inside mouth)?

Canker sores vs HSV: Canker sores (aphthous ulcers) are painful sores inside the mouth. No one knows what causes canker sores. Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) typically causes cold sores. Cold sore blisters can occur in many different parts of the body but are most common on or around the lips and cheeks. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for gingivostomatitis?

What is the treatment for gingivostomatitis?

Comfort: Unfortunately there is no magic medicine to make the pain go away and since the illness is caused by a virus antibiotics won't help. Usually the sores go away in a week or so. In the meantime often cold foods (ice cream, popsicles, fruit smoothies) can help numb the mouth and make it feel better. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can also help. ...Read more

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What is gingivostomatitis ? Is it herpes ? I have canker sores inside mouth ( not cold sores) few weeks ago I had swollen gums..and bump near anus .

What is gingivostomatitis ? Is it herpes ? I have canker sores inside mouth ( not cold sores) few weeks ago I had swollen gums..and bump near anus .

Be patient: Herpetic gingivostomatitis is a combination of gingivitis and stomatitis and is a common infection of the mouth and gums. Although a self-limiting disease, this oral infection can cause significant mouth discomfort and frustration. The sores usually disappear within two to three weeks, regardless of whether they are treated or not. ...Read more

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Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Is hydrogen peroxide herpes treatment safe?

Herpes simplex: Hydrogen peroxide is probably reasonably safe to use but is not likely to make a significant difference in outcome. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

What is the treatment for herpes stomatitis?

Acyclovir: While there are many treatments, using Acyclovir is one of teh most commonly used for herpetic stomatitis -- and it doesn't matter if it is herpes type i or ii. Other remedies are also employed, but are not nearly as effective or frequently used. It often takes high doses (800 mg) 4-5 times per day for several days to treat. ...Read more

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Do we have any treatment for neonatal herpes?

Do we have any treatment for neonatal herpes?

Acyclovir: Intravenous Acyclovir is the first line treatment when neonatal herpes is suspected or confirmed. Unfortunately, even with aggressive treatment, the germ may have caused significant brain injury before the infection is brought under control. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for neonatal herpes?

What are the treatment options for neonatal herpes?

Hospitalization: Hospitalization and treatment with Intravenous acyclovir. Blood work and spinal tap to rule out spread of infection to the blood and the brain. Csection if the mother has an active infection at the time of delivery to prevent neonatal infection is the standard of care. ...Read more