Are mouth ulcers a type of herpes?

Perhaps. Some mouth ulcers are the result of a herpes virus, while others are not. Mouth ulcers that recur in the same spot many times are often due to the herpes virus.
Possible. Possible. More likely a cold sore type of lesion. See MD for diagnosis.
Generally not. Mouth ulcers are not usually caused by herpes, which is more likely to cause cold sores on the lips. However, some people develop mouth ulcers with their very first herpes outbreak.

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Could I have genial herpes from mouth ulcers?

Waht? Can you get gential herpes through a mouth ulcer? Or is a mouth ulcer caused by gential herpes? If you already have gential herpes, on the gentials, the mouth ulcers are not casued by gential herpes. If you have not had gential herpes no ulcer is required to get them. Simply mucosal membrane to same contact - anywhere. Most people infected do not exhibit symptoms and are only contagious when have. Read more...

I've got mouth ulcers after kissing my boyfriend. What does herpes feel like?

Might be. Tender shallow ulcers which may or may not be accompanied by fever, malaise, may occur with primary herpetic outbreaks. These will generally last 7-10 days and resolve spontaneously. Read more...

Are mouth ulcers are a symptom of oral herpes?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...

When are mouth ulcers considered as herpes? I have a huge ulcer on my bottom lip. Can it be caused by stress?

Chocolate ; Nuts. Mouth ulcers are one form of herpes, not the genital kind. Stress weakens the immune system which holds herpes in place so we don't have outbreaks. Lysine is a natural supplement you can take to help. When it is lowered by things like nuts and choclolate (which contain arginine) and stress outbreaks are more common. The very best to you. Read more...
Yes/No. Oral herpes is caused by hsv (virus). Once you are infected, the virus stays in your nervous system and affect your body at times of stress. Without the hsv, stress only will not cause cold sores. Ulcers by herpes (hsv) are called cold sores, and share recognizable characteristics in their size, locations, etc. Culture or blood test can be done to confirm this viral infection. Read more...

I have herpes and if I get the common small mouth ulcers on my gums would that be considered an outbreak & if some1 smokes after me would I spead it?

Oral ulcers. The small mouth ulcers may or may not be herpetic. Either way they are contagious and can be spread by sharing a cigarette. Read more...
YES & NO. Yes. It is an outbreak if you have a cluster of blisters. No, it does not get transfer via cigarette smoke. But, it will if you share the same cigarettes. . Read more...

What to do if I heard that mouth ulcers aren't contagious but can you get genital herpes from mouth ulcers if you engage in oral sex when ulcers are present?

Different ulcers. A ulcer means that the skin is broken. you can get an ulcer from trauma, a canker sore or from herpes just to name a few. If you don't know what the ulcer is from, better to be careful. Not all are contagious (like trauma is not) but herpes is highly contagious. Read more...
Yes, its possible. You can get genital herpes from oral sex if the mouth ulcers are herpetic. It is not always easy to tell if mouth lesions are herpetic. Many recurring mouth ulcers come from a herpes virus. Oral sex when mouth lesions are present should be avoided. Read more...

When are mouth ulcers herpes? Are herpes simplex virus 1 same as STDs herpes? How long do I have to wait after sexual contact to get tested?

A culture proves it. If your doctor takes a culture of a mouth ulcer, and it shows herpes type 1, that's what it is. You can also have a blood test to confirm prior infection with herpes type l and/or type 2. Type 1 is usually oral, and type 2 is usually genital, but you can find either type in either location. If you get a blood test now and it's normal, repeat it in 2-3 months! use condoms/dental dams for safe sex. Read more...
Same virus. Hsv type ! ; ii are essentially the same except for location. Read more...
Here's a heads-up. White, painful ulcers actually inside the mouth aren't herpes. They may be common aphthous ulcers, lupus, BEhcet's, pemphigus, Wegener's, due to agranulocytosis, or any of a number of others -- but not herpes. It's a common error. Best wishes. Read more...

How do I get rid of frequent mouth ulcers? I highly doubt it is some type of std so what else could it be? I brush, floss, and rise after every meal.

Aphthous ulcers. You may have canker sores also called aphthous ulcers. The cause is uncertain but there's some evidence that food allergy is involved. You could try a gluten free diet to see if that helps. In the end it would be worth getting a medical evaluation. Look up the connection between the two. http://bmcgastroenterol.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-230X-9-44. Read more...