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I am having recurring mouth sores that appear as a small chunk of cheek tissue sloughing off and there is little to no pain or discomfort. As i am not sure i have ever had a cold sore inside my mouth, what is the defining characteristic? i know they start as a blister, but what if i missed this phase? are they always painful? Should i be able to dismiss them if the only knowledge of them being there is me finding them with my tongue?
This does not sound like herpes to me – and they are probably not cold sores
I also understand mouthsores are practically non existent outside of an initial outbreak?
While herpes can be shed from inside the mouth with viral shedding, sores inside the mouth are far less common than those outside the mouth.
If kids touch something that has my saliva on it when i have an outbreak, is that a concern? what about if i touched my sores accidentally and touched a shared intermediary object like a game controller. What if they directly touched my hand that touched the sore or saliva?
None of this presents a risk
Do i need to worry about if i get saliva on my hands and then touching something in the freezer and then someone or myself touching that same item?
What about if i have lotion on my hands and touch the sore or get saliva mixed in. As lotion or oils dont dry as easily (or oils at all), would the virus then be preserved and then could be transmitted?
Not a worry
Do i need to be concerned about touching my phone or computer that i may have “contaminated” and then masturbating?
Also, do coldsore present with tenderness under the skin like a pimple would? i have been getting some pimples in my nose and want to rule them out as coldsores.
Now that could be a cold sore in your nose. You should have the area swab tested aggressively when you have one.
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