Herpes Simplex Infection
The typical virus that causes cold sores can also cause infection of the lining of the mouth and throat. This is known as gingivostomatitis. This can present with vesicles/this presents with vesicles within the oral cavity which then form a sloughy lining over the spots in the mouth and throat areas. The mouth is very sore and the symptoms can last for up to 2 weeks. Treatment with antiviral agent such as Acyclovir can reduce the severity of the infection.
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The initial attack last for up to two weeks.
Herpes Simplex Virus
The primary infection with herpes simplex presents as inflammation of the gum and oral cavity. It can occur in children as young as one to three years of age and often following close contact with somebody with cold sores. Following the initial presentation with vesicles, these ruptured to create a yellowish white superficial ulcer with a surrounding red halo. The primary infection can be associated with a fever, headache and gut symptoms and there may be enlarged lymph glands. Treatment is for the symptoms and use of Acyclovir which is an antiviral agent may be helpful.
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