2 Potential Mouth Sore Resembling Oral Herpes Causes
Canker sores are small, grayish-white sores in the mouth, often on the inside of the cheeks, lips, and on the tongue. No one really knows why canker sores happen, but it seems to be inherited and susceptible to vitamin deficiencies and allergies.
- Top Symptoms:
- painful mouth sore, numerous mouth sores, mouth sore surrounded by a red area, single mouth sore, oral ulcer
- Symptoms that always occur with canker sore:
- painful mouth sore
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Cold sores (also called oral herpes or fever blisters), are viral infections of the mouth caused by the herpes virus type 1. You were probably infected very early in life as a child when an adult kissed you. The virus stays asleep (dormant) and causes infections every now and then after exposure to lots of sun or emotional/physical stress. It is contagious when an outbreak is happening, but treatment is limited unless you are immunocompromised.
1-2 weeks. Natural healing process starts within 24 hours of the initial sore starting.
- Top Symptoms:
- mouth lesions, itchy mouth, pain on the outside of the lips, lip numbness, burning pain on the outside of the lips
- Symptoms that always occur with cold sore:
- mouth lesions
Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mouth Sore Resembling Oral Herpes
- Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
- Q.Is your rash:
- Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
- Q.Is your rash raised or rough when you run your hand over the area of skin?
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Mouth Sore Resembling Oral Herpes Symptom Checker Statistics
People who have experienced mouth sore resembling oral herpes have also experienced:
- 5% Fatigue
- 5% Sore Throat
- 2% Headache
People who have experienced mouth sore resembling oral herpes had symptoms persist for:
- 29% Over a Month
- 27% Less Than a Week
- 25% Less Than a Day
People who have experienced mouth sore resembling oral herpes were most often matched with:
- 5% Cold Sore
- 1% Canker Sore
Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).