Oral Herpes Pictures: What Do Oral Herpes Look Like?

Looking for some oral herpes pictures? You’ve come to the right place!

Below is a bunch of oral herpes photos that will hopefully give you a good introduction of what does oral herpes look like.

Oral herpes is caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus type 1 or HSV-1. It is also known as cold sores or fever blisters. Oral herpes is usually transmitted via kissing or in some instances, through giving oral sex to someone with genital herpes (Herpes Simplex Virus type 2).

The first sign of an oral herpes outbreak is a tingling or itchy sensation around the oral region. Then a blister or sore will appear which may be filled with pus or may bleed. These sores can appear in a singular form or grouped into clusters which eventually scab and heal on its own.

But oral herpes sores can look like a pimple or a canker sore, and thus can be tricky to tell.

That’s why it’s important to look at pictures of oral herpes in order to recognize the classic signs and symptoms.

Oral Herpes on the Lips

The most common area for oral herpes outbreaks is on the lips or around the periphery. Before blisters start to appear, you may feel flu-like symptoms, swollen glands, and fever. Below are some oral herpes pictures on the lips.

oral herpes on the lips

(picture of oral herpes on the lips)

oral herpes pictures

(picture of oral herpes on the periphery of the lips)

Oral Herpes around the Mouth

Some people experience oral herpes around the mouth area. These oral herpes sores can be unsightly and annoying especially when an important event such as a job interview, wedding, or a special date comes up.

(oral herpes picture below the mouth)

Oral Herpes inside the Mouth

Oral herpes can also appear inside the mouth. These sores can be very painful and inconvenient. So during instances like these, what I like to do is take generic Valtrex to ease the discomfort. Glad to get them really cheap at off-shore pharmacies like 4rx. Below are some oral herpes pictures inside the mouth.

(picture of oral herpes inside mouth)

(these oral herpes inside mouth can be really uncomfortable)

Oral Herpes can look like a Pimple/Canker Sore

In some cases, oral herpes can be difficult to distinguish. This is especially true whenever encountering these signs and symptoms for the first time.

Oral herpes can look like a pimple but do know that pimples are caused by a bacterial infection of your pores, and may be due to a number of factors such as hormonal imbalance or excessive oil production.

Oral herpes can also look like a canker sore which can appear inside the cheeks, on the backside of the lips, or on the tongue. But unlike an oral herpes sore, a canker sore is usually triggered by tissue injury or certain acidic foods.

So if you’re having doubts, a blood test for herpes will give you some answers.

What should I do after seeing these oral herpes pictures?

If you see these signs of oral herpes on yourself (or your partner) or if you suspect that what you are experiencing is oral herpes, then here are some steps I recommend you to do:

  1. Go see a doctor. Setting an appointment with your family doctor or healthcare specialist should be the first priority. After all, they are the experts who can provide a correct diagnosis and can prescribe the right amount of medication that is suitable for your health needs.
  2. Get a herpes blood test. A good herpes blood test is what you need to know for sure if you have the herpes virus in your system. An affordable and trusted service for this would be STDcheck.com.
  3. Avoid kissing or engaging in oral sex when you have symptoms. When you have an outbreak, the herpes virus is actively shedding on the skin surface and can readily transfer to a non-positive partner. Thus, there is a need to avoid kissing or any form of oral sex activity to protect your health and the health of others.
  4. Consider some herpes medication. The herpes virus is self-limiting so the sores that it causes will go away on its own. Although the virus stays inside the body for life and will reactivate if the body is stressed, there are still effective herpes medications you can take to ensure the least discomfort and the fastest healing time for your oral herpes.
  5.  Research more about herpes. The more you read about the herpes virus, the more confident you are in making informed decisions health-wise. There are a lot of myths and urban legends about this virus so better get your information from trusted websites and sources. Some of my favorite books about herpes can be found on my herpes product page.

Remember that herpes is just a minor skin condition that may present some inconveniences from time to time.

It’s definitely not life threatening. You can easily manage the signs and symptoms and live a great life ahead.

And even if you do get a positive diagnosis, your life is not over.

Be kind to yourself.

Take it easy, okay?

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