Top
20
Doctor insights on: What Does Oral Herpes Look Like

Share
1

1
Can doctors tell me what does oral herpes look like?

Can doctors tell me 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

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


2

2
Mild oral herpes tongue what does it look like? What are the signs?

Mild oral herpes tongue what does it look like? What are the signs?

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

3

3
Can oral herpes/warts look like circumulative papillae? And, can you contract herpes/warts if no symptoms were present?

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

5

5
Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

Is oral herpes is an s.T.I or not? If not what are other causes?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Pop oral herpes like a zit?

No: You don't want to do that. Those areas can be contagious and spread since they are viral. Apply a soothing ointment with a cotton swab, wash your hands and let it heal, as it typically will do in14 to 21 days. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
I will like to know what to apply on a child who has oral herpes dermatitis?

I will like to know what to apply on a child who has oral herpes dermatitis?

Abreva: If you are certain that it is herpes, you can try otc abreva. If you are ucertain, see your provider. ...Read more

9

9
How common is oral herpes?

How common is oral herpes?

Very: At least 50% of the population shows evidence of previous infection on blood testing for immune response. Most people catch it before age 20. Some people never have any outbreaks and are surprised to find out they have blood evidence of the virus. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Can you descripe oral herpes?

Itchy blisters: Localized clustered itchy blisters on a background of red skin. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Can oral herpes to get worse?

Can oral herpes to get worse?

Yes: You need to conrol your onset and outbreaks with oral medication. The medication is very expensive if you do not have medical/drug insurance coverage. The herpes virus remains latent inside of your nerve tract until it becomes active by stress, hormonal changes and etc. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What are signs of oral herpes?

Herpes Simplex: A cold sore is a lesion with blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It breaks open ; releases fluid that is teaming with the herpes simplex type 1 virus. ...Read more

13

13
Is oral herpes always detectable?

When active: Most of us harbor herpes virus in our tissues, having been infected years earlier (often asymptomatically). For a variety of reasons we get intermittent symptomatic eruptions as "cold sores". There is some evidence to suggest, however, that viral shedding may occur without having overt symptoms. ...Read more

14

14
How do I know if I have oral herpes?

How do I know if I have oral herpes?

See physician.: See your physician and tell him your concern. A simple test is done to determine if you do indeed have this virus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
How can I tell if I have oral herpes?

How can I tell if I have oral herpes?

HSV-1: It is extremely common to have the virus that causes oral herpes/cold sores/"fever blisters". Typically they are an annoyance that flare up periodically for 1-2 weeks on the lips. If it is a first episode it can be much worse and can involve the mouth too. I would see your primary doctor about this. If you get recurrent flares they may provide a prescription to take at the onset of sores. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
16

16
Oral herpes - how many people have it?

A lot: No one knows for sure, but every person you have ever seen with a cold sore on their lips has it. It has been estimated that the percentage of people with hsv 1 antibodies is around 80%. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
17

17
How would I know if I have oral herpes?

Herpes answer: You can get a culture grown off of a mouth sore in order to confirm diagnosis. Some sores are herpes caused...Most are not...They are canker sores which are nonspecific sores caused by some sort of trigger i.e. Acidic food, stress, etc. Herpetic sores are usually over bone not in lips or cheek area. Ask your dentist for a more definitive answer. He/she can look at your in person. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Is it likely for oral herpes to go away?

Is it likely for oral herpes to go away?

Yes: Mouth herpes usually go away after about 2 weeks. However, for some individuals, it may recur when the body is under much stress and persist again for 12-14 days. There is medication available that will reduce the duration of the outbreak check with your dentist. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Can you tell me much about oral herpes..?

Oral Herpes: A cold sore is a lesion w blisters (lip, chin, cheek, nostril ; sometimes mouth) which causes burning, pain ; itching. It is teaming w herpes simplex virus. These are most often associated w herpes simplex virus1. The lesions are often found on lips, skin around mouth, nose, chin, mouth, cheeks, ; even eye. Cold sores usually resolve in seven to ten days when no intervention is used. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
583 doctors shared insights

Hsv (Definition)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is the virus ...Read more