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What's The Difference Between Mouth Herpes And Mouth Blisters

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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

...Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see Fact Sheet 509 ), herpes simplex causes painful skin eruptions. Itching and tingling are usually the first signs, followed by a blister that breaks open. The infection stays dormant in nerve cells. This is called "latency." However, it can become active again with no warning. Herpes can be active without symptoms or visible signs. Herpes simplex...
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Herpes on the roof of the mouth?

I am HIV since 1988. I was diagnosed with AIDS in 1996. My viral load is currently detectable at around 1000 copies and my tcells are about 295. Within the last six months I have had four times now, blisters on the roof of my mouth. They always...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
...While these could be just canker sores, they could also be due to herpes, a fungal infection, etc. Their characteristics and some special tests should allow your doctor to make a diagnosis. There are Read more »

Transparent 'blisters' inside under lip (mouth)

Dear doc, I have small blisters (transparent) inside my mouth, behind my under lip. Under my tongue are also rough pieces of 'meat', it looks more irregular than normal. Do you think these spots are OI? Is it usual?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...You don't say whether you are HIV+ or not, but assuming you are, these transparent blisters could be herpes. The "rough" spots are hard to figure out from your description, and you don't say whether any of these problems Read more »

Oral herpes?

I have a skin legion on my top lip, I looks a bit like I am wearing lip liner! It tingles constantly. My tongue also feels scorched, like I have burnt it on a hot drink. A few weeks ago I had some l blisters on my top lip so I used some...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
...accurate diagnosis via this Forum, but hopefully I can lead you in the right direction. Herpetic lesions normally appear as "blisters" or ulcers on keratinized tissues such as the lip and roof of your mouth. Whereas I do not believe that... Read more »

Herpes I = Herpes II

I have herpes I (cold sores.) I've been told that if you have Herpes I you are not infected with Herpes II (genital herpes.) Is that true? Is it possible to have both?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...virus) I and HSV II. Almost 90 percent of Americans are infected with HSV-1 (the type that typically causes cold sores/fever blisters around the mouth), mostly through non-sexual contact. Approximately 45 million, or one out of five, Americans... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

...always on just one side of the body. Within a few days, a rash appears on the skin area related to the inflamed nerve. Small blisters form and fill with fluid. Later they break open and develop crusty scabs. If the blisters are scratched,... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Understanding Genital Herpes

...virus (HSV). There are two types of HSV. HSV type 1 most commonly infects the mouth and lips, causing sores known as fever blisters or cold sores. HSV type 2 is the usual cause of genital herpes, but it also can infect the mouth. ... Read more »
The Well Project

Cancers

...bruises) May resemble "blood blisters" (lesion involves growth of blood vessels) May be swelling around lesion (lymphedema) Oral cavity (inside of mouth): Trouble eating and swallowing Gastrointestinal tract: Diarrhea Cramping ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genital Herpes

...no or only minimal signs or symptoms from HSV-1 or HSV-2 infection. When signs do occur, they typically appear as one or more blisters on or around the genitals or rectum. The blisters break, leaving tender ulcers (sores) that may take two to... Read more »
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Herpes=HIV??!??!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I read that people with HIV have more Herpes outbreaks. I've never had herpes that I know of. Ever. No blisters...anywhere....ever. Im still paranoid about HIV and now I have this kinda burning/stinging sensation at the corner of my mouth. Read more »

Syphilis and Herpes 1/2

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...outbreak.. or they just do a blood draw regardless of an outbreak? It's been more then 3 months since exposure, and I never had any blisters.. until this week in one of my toes.. it's clear with water-like fluid inside... could it be something... Read more »

Oral sex, OCD, and herpes

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Sup guys. 6 months ago I had my first sexual contact ever. A chick I know gave me head. there was no blood in her mouth or soars on my penis but anyways since I have OCD I obsess that she gave me something. I badgered her for a week and she says Read more »

Sores in Mouth

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... Does anyone know of a good way to get rid of those sores, blisters in the mouth, and on the lips, that infrequently appear? Thanks. cgm707@yahoo.com Read more »