Can You Get A Cold Sore On The Inside Of Your Lip?


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Cold sores are painful small blisters filled with fluid which appear on mouth, lips, chin and nose. These sores are caused by a virus called herpes simplex and the condition is also called oral herpes. These sores don't appear inside mouth. There are 2 types of herpes simplex virus i.e.  HSV 1 or HSV 2 which are  transmitted by direct contact with lesions of infected individual. There are no treatments of herpes but symptoms can be managed. That is why herpes can reoccur. Oral herpes has a cycle of 2-21 days after which sores disappear.
Sores inside mouth are called canker sores or mouth ulcers. These are not viral. These sores are red, painful and sometimes have white coating. These are present inside cheeks, inside lips, under the tongue and at the base of gum.  canker sores are self treated and does not require any treatment. You can take pain killers for pain relief.

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