• Biks Biks
    February 11, 2009
    Herpes Simplex or Impetigo
    Biks Biks
    February 11, 2009

    I'm very confused, thursday (Feb. 5th) I went to the dentist. He pulled two wisdom tooths and filled up a lot of holes using a UV-lamp. After I was done I noticed at home that my skin had something that looked like a rash in de corner of my mouth. The dentist also made a little cut in de corner of my mouth when he was busy, so there was a small wound. I took care of the rash by putting ointment on it. It looked like it was getting less. But then when I went to bed on saturday I had a hard time of falling a sleep because my jaw was hurting really bad, and I figured I'll just let my jaw relax by loosely opening my mouth so it won't hurt that much. That worked but because of that I also started to drool in my sleep and in that particular corner of my mouth. The next morning I had small bumps with liquid and it became worse (it did not hurt) I did itch a bit but not much. So on monday I went to the docter and he said it is impetigo but I also let a dermatologist look at it by sending him a picture and he said it is herpes. I must admit it does look more like herpes than impetigo but according to my story it could also be a bacterial infection. I have no idea. Now I'm treating it as if it would be impetigo, it is not getting worse, not sure if it's getting less. Too short to say.






    Looks more like herpes to me but I never had a herpes outbreak before in my life so I wouldn't know. Maybe the dentist infected me or maybe I carried it with me all along but didn't know. The inside of my mouth is thick to, irritated, but I got that when I left the dentist and it still is a little thick.

    I know it is not genital but I hope somebody will answer my question. It seems that there is usefull feedback going on around here. (excuse my English, it's not my first language)


    Thank you,






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