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Symptoms include; mouth ulcers, painful and discoloured gums ( hurts/stings to eat/drink), temperature, possible tonsillitis, swollen glands, headache?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Virus? Herpes?

If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex).
Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you.

In brief: Virus? Herpes?

If new in past few days, probably a virus, expecially herpes if maybe exposed (kissing, performing oral sex).
Other viruses also can do this, and some non-infectious diseases. Get care ASAP, including ER or urgent care if necessary (don't wait til Monday). If herpes, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If this is longstanding, contact the doctor treating you.
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