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What Does 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
Herpes virus: Oral herpes (hsv1) is most often from physical contact with an infected individual. Genital herpes (hsv2) is most often always contracted from sexual contact, and few cases have been shown of hsv1 coming from oral-genital contact, but the two are all but indistinguishable from each other. Maby the answer to your question is can you get herpes by not having sex, answer is yes. Just contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fairly common: Oral herpes is more common than one might think. It comes from the herpes simplex virus type 1 (genital is type 2). Most people are actually infected with the oral herpes virus in early childhood, but not everyone shows signs. Most common sign is the peri-oral lesion, more commonly referred to as a cold sore or fever blister. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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