Herpetic ulcers result from a viral infection called Herpetic stomatitis, caused by the Herpes simplex virus. It is common in children and is a contagious disease. It is treated with anti-viral drugs like Acyclovir. These are given to children to reduce the infection caused by the virus. Topical Lidocaine provides symptomatic relief from the herpetic ulcer.
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Query: Hi doctor, I have an oral ulcer problem. I always get big oral ulcers. Presently, I have three big ulcers. Please help me out. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your statement, it seems that you are having recurrent oral ulcers. Well, I would like to inform you that most commonly, we have two types of oral ulcers. Herpetic ulcers: which is of viral origin. It spreads from one person to another and its treatment is Ac... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor,Can a cold sore virus cause cervical cancer? I never had sex before, but I have caught a cold sore from one of my friend's children who drank after me. I am worried. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. Most of the cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type1 (HSV-1) that usually occur on lips and usually not transmitted by sexual contact. Another type of cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (H... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Last week, I had a sore on the outside of my lower gum. My girlfriend, who is a dental assistant, told me that it is just a canker sore and it will go away. Now, I have one on the inside of the upper gum towards the roof of my mouth. If the second one is also a canker sore or is this som... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are called aphthous ulcers and commonly known as canker sores (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The reason why they occur is unknown. It could be a good allergy or vitamin B12 deficiency or stress ulcers. They occur as often as every two to three mo... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My mother was diagnosed to have herpes zoster. Also, her doctor says that the herpes has caused ulcers. I would like to know in how much time it will heal? Is herpes zoster a dangerous one? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you know, Herpes zoster is a viral infection. It takes 7 to 10 days for the lesions to heal. But, in patients who are diabetic, old age, secondarily infected and with an incomplete antiviral dose or seropositive it can take up to 15 days to get cured. In elderl... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I am having 101 degree fever daily for past four nights. Two days back, I got some white spots on my scrotum and lots of ulcer in my mouth. I am not sure whether the white spots are ulcers or not, but they do not pain or itch. The fever is intermittent, mostly during evening or night. ... Read Full »