Oral Herpes Symptoms
You may have oral herpes and not even know it.
Many people in the country have oral herpes but most people do
not know the symptoms. The biggest reason for confusion with oral
herpes is that people do not realize that it is the same thing
as fever blisters or cold sores.
When someone says herpes, people think of sexually transmitted
diseases and calling something a cold sore sounds a lot better
than saying you have herpes on your mouth. Actually, there are
several different herpes viruses in the herpes family besides
What Are The Symptoms of Oral Herpes?
The most common symptoms of oral herpes are, of course, the
fever blisters. Many people will not notice the signs until the
blisters actually appear. You may notice in time of stress or
when you are physically ill, areas around your mouth and lips
may tingle or feel tight. The area can be sore and tender before
the blister forms and you may get a feeling of swelling in the
What Do The Fever Blisters Look Like?
How the fever blister looks will vary according to what stage
it is in. After the redness and tingling stage, the blister will
actually form and will be a reddish, fluid-filled bump. This is
usually the most painful stage of the blister’s process.
This is also the point where the herpes virus is most contagious.
You must be careful not to spread it to others.
The blister will then burst and fluid will seep out. This seeping
can be very painful. After seeping, the blister will start to
dry up and crust over and eventually dry up completely.
If you do have fever blisters, you should see a doctor even
though there are over-the-counter treatments available. Your doctor
can then tell you if these OTC treatments are acceptable for you
to use in the future.
Technology has made great improvements in the treatment of oral
herpes and can offer you treatment that will ease your discomfort
and cause your blisters to heal fast.