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spiralnotebook
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Ok. I'm a tid bit worried. Sometimes, I'll bite the inside of my lip, or the inside of my cheek pretty hard while eating or chewing gum or something. In most cases it turns into a big painful canker-sore-looking wound. It'll go away in a little over a week if I'm careful. Its just making me paranoid, cause I was murmuring about being in pain to my dad and he put the idea in my head that they're herpes sores, because my mom has herpes. She gets cold sores, though, and whenever she does I take extra (read: paranoid) precaution not to come in oral contact with anything she might've put her mouth near. I clean off the phones, etc. But now I'm worried, because this last time, I bit my lip, it turned into the canker sore (looks like an indentation, dark red surrounded by a pale ring), healed, but without biting the inside of my cheek another one appeared there. I don't get cold sores, though, and all the reading I've done says you get cold sores from herpes, on the outside, not the inside of your mouth. So should I be worried??
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I'm gonna scoot this out into Body & Soul

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lemming
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Hon, you've given us lots of background but no one here can see the inside of your mouth. If you're concerned about this, you need to see your doctor.

However, you do have some precedent: you said when you accidentally bite the side of your mouth or your lip it happens. You can bite the side of your cheek without realizing it, you know, and if it looks and feels exactly the same as the other ones do, that might be what it is.

But if you are concerned - and anything that hurts my body concerns me - get to a doctor and have them look at it. At the least, they should be able to give you a salve or something for it.

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Goodbye_blue_sky96
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Don't worry so much. That's pretty much what kanker-sores are, is herpes, except its a different type of BACTERIA from in your mouth, and not as bad as The "real" herpes VIRUS that is sexualy transmitted. I get those little sores all the time from biting my lip, or from just outta the clear blue. Although you can get herpes in your mouth, I doubt what you have is really herpes, unless you've had sexual contact with someone who has it. and I especially doubt you have herpes if its just one or two sores. But, then Again, we can't diagnose you here, because we're not doctors, and if you're reeeeally concerned, you should ask your doctor! Hope this helps.
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quote:
Originally posted by Goodbye_blue_sky96:
Don't worry so much. That's pretty much what kanker-sores are, is herpes, except its a different type of BACTERIA from in your mouth, and not as bad as The "real" herpes VIRUS that is sexualy transmitted. I get those little sores all the time from biting my lip, or from just outta the clear blue. Although you can get herpes in your mouth, I doubt what you have is really herpes, unless you've had sexual contact with someone who has it. and I especially doubt you have herpes if its just one or two sores. But, then Again, we can't diagnose you here, because we're not doctors, and if you're reeeeally concerned, you should ask your doctor! Hope this helps.

Woah woah woah...hold on just a sec here. You can get oral herpes from kissing your grandma, so you don't need to have had "sexual contact" to get it. You'd be suprised at the number of very young children who show up with herpes. Beyond that, both forms of herpes simplex are very very real. And Simplex I is not limited to the mouth area, it can be transmitted genitally as well.

Please check out STI File: Herpes Simplex before deciding that one simplex or the other isn't "real" or that bad.

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