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Do oral herpes leave open sores on your lips?

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Dr. Ragan Faler
Dentistry
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In brief: For about 7 days

Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose.
It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days.

In brief: For about 7 days

Oral herpes, hsv-1, can be found on the lips, gums, roof of the mouth, or around the nose.
It begins with a tingling, called a prodrome, and tiny blister like vesicles will appear on area. During the vesicular phase it is transmittable, so caution should be used when contacting other people. A few days after, the vesicles will burst and an open sore will scab, then heal in 10 days.
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Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry
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In brief: Yes, they can!

Generally, herpetic lesions erupt and leave an open ulcer sometime during the life of the sore!

In brief: Yes, they can!

Generally, herpetic lesions erupt and leave an open ulcer sometime during the life of the sore!
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