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Can you get herpes cold sores on your tongue. Because I have this big red sore on my tongue since sunday?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes you sure can.
They are usually painful sores. If you see your doctor at the first sign of a cold sore he/she can prescribe a medicine to help. Usually Famvir (famciclovir) or Acyclovir are used.

In brief: Yes

Yes you sure can.
They are usually painful sores. If you see your doctor at the first sign of a cold sore he/she can prescribe a medicine to help. Usually Famvir (famciclovir) or Acyclovir are used.
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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Dr. Donald Nimz
Make sure this goes away within a week. If it lasts longer and/or it is on the side of the tongue, it could be much more serious.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but,

There are many different causes of sores on the tounge which includes possibly herpes.
The most common include food allergies, tongue injuries, vitamin deficiencies, food allergies, autoimmune disease , or even syphillys or cancer. The course is typically 1-2 weeks for the more benign problems. If the sores last longer or are too painfull to deal with, see a doctor.

In brief: Yes but,

There are many different causes of sores on the tounge which includes possibly herpes.
The most common include food allergies, tongue injuries, vitamin deficiencies, food allergies, autoimmune disease , or even syphillys or cancer. The course is typically 1-2 weeks for the more benign problems. If the sores last longer or are too painfull to deal with, see a doctor.
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry

In brief: Yes you can

They usually will run there corse in a week or so and you can treat the discomfort by avoiding hot/spicy foods and possibly using a topical anesthetic like oralgel or cankaid for your local pharmacy (otc).

In brief: Yes you can

They usually will run there corse in a week or so and you can treat the discomfort by avoiding hot/spicy foods and possibly using a topical anesthetic like oralgel or cankaid for your local pharmacy (otc).
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