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How can herpes in the mouth look like?

How can  herpes in the mouth look like?

See below: In the mouth herpes rapidly ulcerates is is painful your doctor can take a smear of that lesion in the mouth and send it to the lab and they can see the viral particles that diagnose herpes. ...Read more

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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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What does herpys on your mouth look like?

What does herpys on your mouth look like?

Sm Bumps or Blisters: If you are getting an outbreak, find an experienced laser dentist. Early treatment with a diode laser can minimize the pain and speed the healing time. ...Read more

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Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Can you get herpes in the mouth just from kissing mouth to mouth?

Of course: By adult age, most people have the common oral herpes virus. The luckier ones don't get outbreaks on their lips, or only rarely get them. Kissing is a common way that herpes is transmitted orally (but a person will not catch the same herpes type 1, if she already caught it earlier in her life... however, she may get outbreaks from time to time) ...Read more

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What exactly does herpes in your mouth feel like?

What exactly does herpes in your mouth feel like?

A bump that hurts: There is a small white or red bump or group of bumps that are painful. ...Read more

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Dr said my bf has herpes in mouth but its curable i looked online and it doesn't say nothing about cure can she be wrong? Is it contigious?

Dr said my bf has herpes in mouth but its curable i looked online and it doesn't say nothing about cure can she be wrong?  Is it contigious?

Herpes: Herpes can be treated to shorten the course of symptoms, but is not curable. This does not mean that he necessarily passed it to you. Also, ask the doctor for clarification as herpes does not generally affect inside the mouth, but rather on the lips. ...Read more

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I would like to know if herpes pas thru clothes myfriend touch his mouth then touched diff part of my body but I was wearing a shirt He had acoldsore?

I would like to know if herpes pas thru clothes myfriend touch his mouth then touched diff part of my body but I was wearing a shirt He had acoldsore?

Herpes: No. Skin to skin or infected fluid to skin directly. It does not pass through clothes. But, let me point out that 75% of Americans have Herpes Type One. Most got this as a child from other family members. It is much more likely that you already have it than not. 90% of those infected do not get recurrent sores. Having a sore is not in any way correlated to contagiousness. ...Read more

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Hi.I would like to know does herpes cause dry skin and affect the mouth.My GP refuses to treat me?

Hi.I would like to know does herpes cause dry skin and affect the mouth.My GP refuses to treat me?

Stomatitis: Herpes simplex can cause an infection of the mouth and it is generally painful with fever. Dry skin is not a usual symptom of it but cold sore lesions are. I would follow the advice of your physician. ...Read more

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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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