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What Do Oral Herpes Look Like
HSV 1 or 2 ?: Oral herpes is a common infection of the mouth area. It is caused by the herpes simplex virus type 1 (hsv-1). There are two types of hsv, termed hsv-1 and hsv-2. See links for more information: 1) http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/oral_herpes/article_em.Htm 2) http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000606.Htm. ...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
oral herpes: Oral herpes is a viral infection from the herpes simplex virus. It usually starts as one or more blisters that break and leave a grey, cratered painful ulcer. It can occur anywhere in the mouth, and like any viral infection, may be accompanied by fever and muscle aches. They are sometimes mistaken for canker sores (aphthous ulcers), which are not caused by a virus. See your dentist to be sure. ...Read more
Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?
No and yes: All these conditions are entirely different and cannot be confused with one another. If yours look like typical papillae (you can easily find photos on line), you can be sure it isn't warts or herpes. Oral warts are rare, and oral herpes rarely occurs on the tongue. Both HSV and HPV, the viruses that cause herpes and warts, are commonly present without symptoms. But that doesn't mean you have it. ...Read more
Yes: Herpes has what is called a prodrome period or a period of mild discomfort before a full outbreak occurs. This is when prescription Acyclovir is most effective and can prevent the full outbreak. If you see your dentist or physician right away, they will generally give you a prescription to take now with refills to use during future onsets - but they need to see it to diagnose it correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What if i got oral herpes now, will it spread it to other parts of my body like my hands or it is contagious to other parts when there is a sore?
Usually not: After a primary herpes simplex virus (hsv) infection, a person with a competent immune system will usually carry sufficient antibodies to resist auto-inoculation to other parts of the body. Spread of hsv occurs either (a) to other body parts when the immune system is suppressed, (b) to other individuals who have not yet encountered the virus, or (c) when contacting a different strain of the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If i just got oral herpes, will it spread it to other parts of my body(like my hands) will it be contagious to other parts when there is a sore?
NO: Did you see a dermatologist or other specialist with experience treating herpes? This should have been clearly discussed already. Are you sure this is primary infection, or is it a recurrence? Is it type 1 or 2? What treatment? If you do not know the answers, see a dr who is an expert on herpes. ...Read more
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