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Is herpes on roof of mouth common?

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Dr. Gustavo Ruiz de Castilla
Dentistry - Periodontics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Common

Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States.
About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infection is less common on the palate than on the lips. Once it happens, this infection tends to reoccur in the same place. This virus remains lodged and inactive (latent) in the relay houses (ganglion) of the nerve branches acting up two- three times/yr.

In brief: Common

Herpes simplex virus - 1 (oral herpes) infections are common in the United States.
About 68 % of the population are carriers of the virus. This infection is less common on the palate than on the lips. Once it happens, this infection tends to reoccur in the same place. This virus remains lodged and inactive (latent) in the relay houses (ganglion) of the nerve branches acting up two- three times/yr.
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Dr. Jamielynn Hanam-jahr
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Yes.

Especially when it occurs just around the time you have had another viral infection such as the cold or the flu.

In brief: Yes.

Especially when it occurs just around the time you have had another viral infection such as the cold or the flu.
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