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How can you tell if you have a cut in your mouth or herpes?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Culture.

It is very rare to see herpes inside the mouth, despite what you've been told, or read on-line.
The overwhelming majority of sores inside the mouth are canker sores, not herpes. The only way to know for sure, however, is to see your doctor for a viral culture.

In brief: Culture.

It is very rare to see herpes inside the mouth, despite what you've been told, or read on-line.
The overwhelming majority of sores inside the mouth are canker sores, not herpes. The only way to know for sure, however, is to see your doctor for a viral culture.
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