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Can you get canker sores from genital herpes (HSV-2)?

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Hey Guys,


Really quick question! I have HSV2, but have noticed that since I was diagnosed I get those little white bumps on the tip and side on my tongue. I think that they are usually called "lie bumps" . I was tested and do not have HSV1. Anyone else have this happen to them?


Thanks ;)

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I have heard that HSV-1 can cause what might feel and look like canker sores, but there has been plenty of talk that HSV-2 is very unlikely to set up camp orally. So as far as everything I've heard, those bumps in your mouth are regular canker sores, not herpes-related.

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Hey Domo!


I have been getting canker sores my entire life and I am negative for HSV1 as well. Like Adrial said, it's very unlikely that type 2 will show up orally; so I'd chalk it up to a funky reaction to something you ate or maybe something that scraped your tongue. Sounds silly, but it happens more than you might know.


Gargling warm saltwater has been my most effective approach to getting rid of them. Also, using orajel helps to numb the pain until the sore goes away.


Good luck!

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