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What Are The Symptoms Of Herpes In The Mouth
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
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
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
Is it safe to kiss someone if you don't know if they have mouth herpes? What are some symptoms to know for sure if they do?
Now way to know: You can get oral transmission of herpes if you have contact with a carrier that has active virus shedding. This occurs when the person has an active herpetic lesion (usually looks like an open sore or a small clear blister). Unfortunately, the viral shedding starts before the lesion appears. Usually the carrier can tell he is going to have an outbreak, but you can't tell by looking at him. ...Read more
Herpes 1 IgG positive. Have no symptoms at mouth. Herpes II IgG indeterminate. What does this mean. How did I get herpes 1?
I keep getting weird red small splotches around my mouth, they don't have any other symptoms and I'm worried it could be 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
See your doctor: Contrary to your assertion, pain in the back is not a symptom of oral herpetic infection. My advice would be to visit your medical doctor for diagnostic assessment. Although back pain is sometimes due to muscle spasm, it can also be a result of other disorders, some of them serious, including referred pain from digestive tract or kidney disease. ...Read more
I had some symptoms like lymph nods or a kind of herpes on my mouth, my HIV test was negativ after more than 6 month of the risk but I am afraid?
Without knowing exactly what tests were run it is difficult to say for certain, but the overwhelming chance is that you are HIV negative. The lesson is obvious. Only protected sex and only with individuals you "know" well. You can never be sure of honesty when it comes to sex, money, politics and life.
Appreciate your concern but think you can relax. Be well. ...Read more
Is it ever safe to open-mouth-kiss someone who has (in the distant past) showed herpes simplex symptoms, if you don't want to get it from them?
If my partner had a genital herpes breakout and I gave her oral sex how long would it take for me to show symptoms on my mouth area?
It all depends...: It is all up to your immune system. Many people get to resist the virus and don't get infected even when they came in contact with it, others carry the virus with no symptoms for a long time (even years), and others can develop symptoms few days later after contact (3-6 days). ...Read more
Is there a test available that determines whether herpes infection is in the genitals or the mouth without having symptoms? Genital herpes test?
Herpes: There is a blood test that will tell if you have ever been infected with herpes simplex type 1 or type 2 or nigh or neither. If the test is negative it means you are not infected with herpes. If the test is positive it means that you have been infected in the past but it doesn't tell you where because either type can occur in either place. ...Read more
Before kissing a girl, how can I tell if she has herpes around her mouth? Will the symptoms show? Can I get std from kissing a girl?
I have no herpes symptoms, not HSV1 or HSV2, not in or near my mouth, not on or near genitals. My girlfriend says I gave her genital herpes. Likely?
Can you give yourself genital herpes from touching your mouth than genitals even when there are NO signs and symptoms of a cold sore?
Here are some. ..: Auto-inoculation of herpes is possible but very rare. Despite such likelihood, do some thing within our control, that is, personal quality lifestyle without obsession and overindulgence so to enhance personal defense immune ability and minimize cross over by timely hand washing, but not becoming compulsive. Remember contacting infective agents doesn't mean contracting it. .. ...Read more
6 yo has little red blister bumps on lips. Came after fever. Always gets fevers no other symptoms. Is this herpes on mouth? What else can they be?
Bumps: Herpes labialis (cold sores) is very possible given the presence of preceding fever and the location of the bumps. If they were present anywhere else, a viral exanthem (viral rash) would be considered. It may not be a bad idea to get a culture out of a lesion to find out the cause. ...Read more
Last night I got a bump in the corner of my mouth. Today its puss filled like a whitehead. I’ve never had a bump on my lip before, could it be herpes or would I have other symptoms. The bump appeared pretty quick, I felt my lip burning then it came.
See your dentist: See your dentist for an accurate diagnosis. Also zilactin is a great over-the-counter medication found at drugstores that offers temporary relief and numbness so that you can eat. ...Read more
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
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
I think I have herpes+symptoms+on+tongue but I'm not sure, is it contagious if I kiss someone else or give oral sex?
I might have a small irritated slight or insignificany bump on bottom under my lip doesn't have any symptoms I doubt it is herpes?
I drunk from a cup that friend with activated lip herpes drunk before me but I heard about treatment you can do before first symptom to prevent it?
Yes: See your doctor. There is medicine available to minimize symptoms. First see if you indeed get it from the exposure. If you do see a doctor who can order the medication. ...Read more
I have a rash under my bottom lip. Don't have any other symptoms of herpes like burning urine or sores "down there" it doesn't hurt just itches?
Rash: It would be rash of me to try and suggest a diagnosis without seeing this eruption. You need to be examined by a doctor and have suggestions made for cause and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
I had sex with a parter almost 2 weeks ago and experiancing symptoms quite like herpes. I have some Fordyce spots on my penis head and it is red?
Here are some. ..: Knowing life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation from inception to eternity, you may just sit tight and see what may happen over the next 3-7 days to unfold & confirm what you might have caught from recent encounter. From there, you will learn more so to modify lifestyle timely, especially safe sex. If still in doubt, see Doc as needed. Best wish. .. ...Read more
Does herpes cause a constant slight burn in your back, groin and legs? Symptoms for last year since random sexual encounter. Could it be in my head???
Not usually: Shingles can [former chicken pox virus that lies in the root of the nerve, called post herpetic neuralgia]but never heard that herpes does this, can get many recurrances, feel tingling then get grape like vesicles together then crust over after a week then goes away, feel just prior tingling sensation, it varies between people who have herpes virus [also lies dormant in root of nerve, ] ...Read more
Herpes - no symptoms but got parotid duct & non stop discomfort pulsating nerve inner lip. What treatment to them reducing or stop of drug/remedy?
See your dentist: A proper exam will help with a diagnosis that will give you options for treatment of your lip and parotid duct issue. If there is a blockage it needs to be addressed. See your dentist or oral surgeon as soon as possible. ...Read more
Saliva from someone with a cold sore got in my eye. My eye has been irritated. Same day I felt flu like symptoms. Do I have eye herpes?
I have Herpes Type II. For a month now I've had tingling & burning sensation & lip quivering on my upper lip but no cold sore has appeared. I've taken valacyclovir 1 g for 14 days but has not relieved symptoms Am I having an outbreak? Or something else
Not herpes: To be sure you understand: HSV2 is the virus, not the disease. Genital herpes can be caused by either HSV1 or 2, but HSV2 infrequently infects the mouth -- i.e. most people with genital HSV2 never get cold sores from it. Herpes doesn't cause "tingling and burning" without visible sores, and herpes outbreaks never last a whole month. And non-improvement on valacyclovir confirms it's not herpes. ...Read more
I'm nervous I have herpes, or multiple STDs. Symptoms: pain in head of penis, leg tingling, small red bump on penis.
See your doctor: The only way to know for sure is to be examined and tested for STDs. You should do this as soon as possible and refrain from intercourse until you know for sure and any infections have been treated. Good luck. ...Read more
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