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Mouth Ulcers

Mouth ulcers are not only very painful, but (if you don’t know) are also easily transmitted between persons. Caused by a virus called the Herpes simplex, or HSV, mouth ulcers are the second most common viral infection known to man.

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1. Is there any vaccine to prevent the disease?

No vaccine exists today. However, many companies have experimental vaccines in various stages of testing.

2. Is the disease contagious?

Definitely. Herpes is easily transmitted through contact. Thats why the condition is highly prevalent among youngsters and spreads quickly by kissing. For this reason, it is also called the droplet infection.

3. Which doctor should I see in case I develop any of these symptoms?

Any general dentist will be able to treat the condition satisfactorily.

4. What precautions should I take to prevent a recurrence?

Staying healthy is the best way to avoid a repeat of the same disease.

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