Does oral herpes INSIDE the mouth look like canker sores at all?

Once the blisters. of herpes have popped it can slightly resemble a canker sore.
Sometimes, but... Individual herpetic sores in the mouth can look like cankers, but the overall picture is very different. Herpes in the mouth almost always is the first HSV infection, usually with multiple sores, severe sore throat, often blisters/sores on the lips at the same time, and systemic symptoms like fever and headache. If 1-2 sores in the mouth and no other symptoms, almost certainly cankers not herpes.
Not herpes. If INSIDE the mouth it is almost certainly not herpes. Most likely aphthous stomatitis.

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I have 2 sores in my mouth. 1 small bright red sore on soft palate by my teeth and 1 underneath the tip of tongue small red border white center. Can u have canker sores and oral herpes @the same time?

Possible. You can but it would be uncommon. It is not clear but usually oral herpes present as a blister formation. What you are describing sound more like canker sores.The cause of this is not clear but smoking, stress and viral causes have all been proposed. You can talk with your doctor for the best treatment especially if they are very painful Other causes have been implicated is hot foods. Read more...
Anything is possible. But, the description sounds like canker sores on the tongue. The palatal sore could be due to a canker sore, or due to periodontal issue or a tooth abscess. Get checked by a dentist. Read more...
2 sores. Either is possible, but it is not possible to diagnose without a visual examination. See your dentist for an exam, especially if the sores have been present for longer than 10 days, or have re-occured. Read more...

Can you have herpes inside the mouth? I have a painful ulcer on the right side inner cheek. I've had canker sores This ulcer is smaller n more painful

Yes. You absolutely can have oral herpes. Except for the initial episode the location is always on the firmer or "attached" tissue, such as the roof of the mouth or areas close to the teeth. Often they appear at first as small circular lesions which expand and coalesce into a bigger lesion. Typically a response to increased stress of some kind - food,liquid,trauma, lack of sleep, being rundown, etc. Read more...
Canker sores. are the most common oral lesions. Individual ulcers typically last 1-2 weeks. The condition is idiopathic (cause is not known) recurrent aphthous ulcers is usually self-limiting. Try to keep adequate oral hygiene as possible. If concerned see your dentist after 10 days or visit today for laser immediate amelioration. Read more...

How can I tell the difference between oral herpes and canker sores?

Test. There are test that can determined if you have some type of deficiency that can cause the sores, if it is a oral herpes lesion it will come back again in the same place in sevral months. Read more...
Location and appeara. Herpetic lesions occur on the lip borders. And are usually solitary lesionsprimary herpes can occur in multiple oral locations and this one time event can be associated w/ fever, malaise, and mouth pain. Herpetic lesions start out like a pimple which then bursts and becomes crater like, with a slimy exudate, canker sores are on oral mucosa, are red w a white ring, and don't have the exudate. Read more...

If I have oral herpes, is it possible to just have sores in my mouth and not get cold sores on the outside of my mouth, like my lips?

Yes. This can be the case. However, you can develop extraoral herpes at any time. Be very careful when you have active lesions, because you can easily get them in your eyes. They are very contagious, so be especially careful about kissing infants, and of course anyone else during this time. You can ask your dentist about a prescription medication for them. Good luck. Read more...