13 doctors weighed in:
Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?
13 doctors weighed in

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
Thank
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
Thank
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
Dr. Hernan Quintero
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jane Van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
14 years in practice
47M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors