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How to get gum sores?

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In brief: Different ways

There are different kinds of gum sores.
Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger.

In brief: Different ways

There are different kinds of gum sores.
Some result from a viral infection, "cold sores", which can cause blisters. When these blisters burst, they often leave a shallow ulcer. Other open sores are from bacterial infections, trauma or an autoimmune reaction. Sores can sometimes be contagious so don't touch the sore with your finger.
Dr. Jennifer Holtzman
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Dr. Phillip Frist
There does not appear to be a single causitive factor. Stress, acidic diet, trauma, excessive exposure to the sun , lysine deficiency, are a few.
Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
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In brief: Virus infection

We think these sores may be caused by a virus.
Ask your dr for a rx like "aphatsol" or a steroid paste to shorten your discomfort.

In brief: Virus infection

We think these sores may be caused by a virus.
Ask your dr for a rx like "aphatsol" or a steroid paste to shorten your discomfort.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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