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Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers.
For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination.

In brief: Not always

Oral herpes is one of many causes of oral ulcers.
For some ulcers, we cannot find a cause. It is impossible to diagnose the cause of the ulcers without a good clinical examination.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: Ulcers not herpes

Recurrent oral ulcers are usually not from the herpes virus.
There are many different causes of oral ulcers but the most common is the well known "canker sore" or oral aphthae. Recurrent oral ulcers can be solitary and infrequent or multiple and frequent. Regardless of the number and frequency they are painful but will predictably regress and heal within 10-14 days.

In brief: Ulcers not herpes

Recurrent oral ulcers are usually not from the herpes virus.
There are many different causes of oral ulcers but the most common is the well known "canker sore" or oral aphthae. Recurrent oral ulcers can be solitary and infrequent or multiple and frequent. Regardless of the number and frequency they are painful but will predictably regress and heal within 10-14 days.
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Dr. Samuel Mckenna
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: NO

There are many types of ulcers that can be seen in the oral mucosa.
They can be a product of stress, trauma, or a immunodeficiency among others. But not necessarily related to the herpes virus.

In brief: NO

There are many types of ulcers that can be seen in the oral mucosa.
They can be a product of stress, trauma, or a immunodeficiency among others. But not necessarily related to the herpes virus.
Dr. Hernan Quintero
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