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Photos: Herpes, cold sores, fever blisters, sun blister, mouth, lip

photo diagnosis of herpes, cold sore, canker sore, angular cheilitis, chapped lips, aphthous ulcer,
Photo Comparison of oral Herpes (#2) also known as a fever blister or cold sore, intra-oral canker sore (aphthous ulcer) (#1), angular cheilitis (#3) and chapped lips (#4). Oral Herpes (#2) is contagious and considered a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Angular Cheilitis (#3) is an inflammatory reaction of the skin that may also exhibit a fungal and/or bacterial infection. A Canker Sore (#1) is an inflammatory reaction that is not considered contagious. Dry Lips (#4) are not contagious.
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Oral Herpes gingivalis pictures at three days. 1) Labial photo of tooth #30. 2) Palatal photo of tooth #3. This is contagious - from kissing or sexual contact - and can be quite painful. It begins as individual little red dots that coalesce on the pink attached gingiva gum. This is distinctly different from a canker sore - see Aphthous Ulcer. Diagnosis and treatment with prescription medication can dramatically improve symptoms. For more information click on the "Education Library" at the top of this page, find "Articles" and then click on "Cold Sores, Herpes."
mouth herpes type 1 I one labialis lip, cold sores, fever blister, sun blister, contagious oral sex
Herpes Simplex Type 1 (at 7 days) pictures. This is highly contagious! Avoid kissing, contact during oral sex and sharing food when visible. Diagnosis and treatment with prescription medication can significantly reduce the onset and severity of an outbreak. For more information click on the "Education Library" at the top of this page, find "Articles" and then click on "Cold Sores, Herpes."
Cold Sores, Oral Sex Mouth Herpes type 1 I one gingivalis gum, Fever Blisters, kissing diagnosis
Primary Herpes I infection on the attached gingiva - the pink gum. Note the small, separate white "pimples" which eventually coalesce into one larger lesion. This can be very painful and is contagious. It is defined as a sexually transmitted disease - kissing and/or oral sex - though it is possible to contract it innocently, e.g. by sharing food. Herpes I infection is more frequently seen on the lips. Diagnosis and treatment with prescription medication can greatly reduce the symptoms and duration. For more information click on the "Education Library" at the top of this page, find "Articles" and then click on "Cold Sores, Herpes."

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