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What are the chances I have aphthous ulcers vsherpes?

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Could be both.

Herpes simplex of the mouth is a common cause of painful, recurrent ulcerations, caused by the virus, that stays indolent in the mouths/lips, and then when triggered by a 'cold' or sun or certain foods, etc, becomes an active lesion.
Aphthous ulcer is a more general term, which is associated with many different causes, but not one cause.

In brief: Could be both.

Herpes simplex of the mouth is a common cause of painful, recurrent ulcerations, caused by the virus, that stays indolent in the mouths/lips, and then when triggered by a 'cold' or sun or certain foods, etc, becomes an active lesion.
Aphthous ulcer is a more general term, which is associated with many different causes, but not one cause.
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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In brief: History

Need a history that informs the dentist of frequency, duration and location.
May need a culture or biopsy.

In brief: History

Need a history that informs the dentist of frequency, duration and location.
May need a culture or biopsy.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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