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Sunday, July 20, 2008 doe, Community Member, asks

Q: Can you get Herpes inside the mouth?

Can I get herpes ulcers in my mouth? Not like a cold sore, but in my mouth like a mouth ulcer.

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Julia, Community Member
9/11/08 3:44pm

Thank you for your questions. This article provides some information about oral herpes simplex (Herpes labialis).

 

It is best to contact your doctor if you think you may have been exposed to herpes or are concerned that you have oral ulcers.

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8/17/14 8:12pm

Hi Doe,

 

I am sure you have found an answer by now, and if you have a diagnosis and successful treatment plan, I would love to hear it.

 

I am not a medical doctor, but I have had experience with Canker Cores which are not caused by the Herpes virus.  They are painful ulcers that usually occur during stressful times; however, ulcers in the mouth can indicate various problems from a reaction to medication to dental trouble to cancer.  They can also be caused by the Herpes virus. You should always check with your doctor.

 

I do have a few sites that might interest you if you are still researching:

 

Genital Herpes Symptoms and Tests

Canker sores overview

Canker sores symptoms

 

Hope you are well!


 

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By doe, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 07/20/08