Mouth ulcers and cold sores. Can you have both at the same time?

Yes. Herpes simplex virus 1 which causes cold sores often will cause ulcers on the gums and tongue. The ulcers can be painful. There are other causes of mouth ulcers including the hand, foot and mouth virus and aphthous ulcers. There are rare causes of mouth ulcers as well.

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I am getting mouth ulcers/cold sores constantly for a few days at a time as well as a little genital irritation. What are the chances of an std?

Needs testing. Sound like herpes simplex . You need furhtur testing to confirm that, contact your doctor for the proper treatment. Read more...
Canker Sores. are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The aphthous ulcers are usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your doctor. Read more...

How can cold sores and mouth ulcers be cured?

Laser treatment. The best treatment is laser such as the biolase md laser. It will immediately relieve the pain and cause the lesions to heal quickly. Read more...
They can't be cured. Both are caused by a virus that lives on nerves and are self limiting to about 14 days. There are treatments to shorten the duration of the outbreaks and limit the pain, but certain stimuli will cause these outbreaks to reoccur from time to time. Read more...

What is a good way to cure cold sores and mouth ulcers?

Possibly. If it started off as a clear fluid vescicle first and occurs typically in the same place repeatedly, it could by herpes. If not it could be apthae. These - aphthous ulcers -are typically on the mucosa caused by your immune system that attacks your own mucosal tissue. Antiviral ointments for herpes and steroid ointment for apthous ulcers - both presription medications. Consult dentist /physician. Read more...
Best RX is TIME. The lesion undergoes a series of changes and heals over 14-21 days--after which the virus goes dormant. Anti-viral drugs based on Acyclovir are available by prescription and can be taken as a preventive med. Otc meds, like abreva, have variable success rates. If they occur frequently, can take Valtrex (valacyclovir) daily as a preventive measure, but will need a prescription. Warm salt water rinses can comfort. Read more...

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers? Is there a rinse?

No cure- it's herpes. More than likely it's caused by a herpes outbreak (hsv-1 typically). Drinking acidic fluids can make the situation worse; with poor dental hygiene, the burden of bacteria will allow the ulcers to fester. In certain instances, medications such as acyclivro can help. Otherwise, the burden of oral bacterial can be tamed by the use of either listerine or a warm salt water gargle for 1min, 3 times daily. Read more...
Cause unknown. Mouth ulcers, e.g. Canker sore, apthous ulcers, ..Take 7-14 days to heal. If you don't have high BP issues, warm salt water rinse helps alleviate pain. Systemic condition can affect the duration of healing. Laser treatment can reduce it to 3 days. Check your diet and make it sure you drink plenty of fluids to hydrate your mouth. When a trauma occurs in an area, prostaglandin is released. Read more...

How can you cure cold sores and mouth ulcers that show up every 3-4 months?

Acyclovir. If you get aphthous ulcers (cold or canker sores) frequently then the prescription medicine Acyclovir could help. But you usually have to get it going before you see a sore....Like at the first inkling. Read more...
No cure. Treatment of cold sores are with antivirals. Aphthous ulcers take time. L-lysine can treat these and taken regularly can help prent recurrences. Stress is usual cause - emotional, environmental and chemical (citrus, acidic etc). Stresss reduction, exercise and healthy, bland diet, and laughter can help speed healing. If persistent or recurretnt see your primary physician for further eval. Read more...