Does Oral Herpes Affect The Tongue And Throat, Too? Does It Make The Inside Of A Person's Mouth Darker?


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Oscar De La Huerte Profile
The most common symptom of oral herpes is sores or blisters on the mouth area.

The virus can affect the tongue and throat area, but this is fairly rare.

Discoloration of the mouth is not usually associated with oral herpes, but may be a symptom of several different conditions.

Does oral herpes cause your mouth to become darker? Oral herpes doesn't usually have any effect on the color of your mouth, tongue or throat.

Darkening of the mouth could be related to some sort of bruising or contusion. Hematoma is another possible diagnosis for this symptom.

Mouth cancer might also take the form of a raised red bump that eventually turns into an ulcer, and the presence of white patches on the tongue or mouth can be a symptom of anything from oral thrush to viral infection.

Can oral herpes affect the throat and tongue?

The strain of herpes most commonly-associated with oral herpes is called HSV-1. It is possible that this virus might cause blistering on the throat and tongue, but this is very unlikely.

A second strain called HSV-2 (the type that causes genital herpes) would be a more plausible cause of symptoms in the throat.

As with any medical concern, I would recommend you visit your doctor or healthcare provider as soon as you possibly can.

It's always better to be safe than sorry!
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Anonymous answered
Oral herpes is caused by a virus (usually HSV1 but HSV2) and can also cause these problems.

Oral herpes is characterized by formation of blisters on mouth, lips, tongue, cheeks, gums and throat. Symptoms usually resolve after 2-3 weeks.

Blister formation is usual for oral herpes, but not the dark color inside mouth.

So, if you have blisters in your mouth, lips, etc., then visit to a doctor for differential diagnosis and proper treatment.

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