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Hi everyone,

I have oral and genital HSV1, diagnosed a little over a year ago. I am wondering, does anyone else get oral outbreaks that are primarily inside your mouth and not on your lips? When I get oral outbreaks, mine usually don't come with cold sores around my lips. The sores are only inside my mouth, usually on my gums, and they're pretty painful and annoying, as they get in the way of eating and brushing my teeth. This doesn't seem like a super common presentation of HSV1 because I can't find a ton of info about it online, but I know I'm not the only person whose oral HSV presents this way and I know they're not canker sores. I was wondering if anyone else experiences this and has any tips on how they deal with it. In particular, would love to know if anyone has any good tips for something that reduces the pain while you're waiting for the Valtrex to do its thing :)

Thanks!

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Hey @anna_ the benefit of the doubt goes with these being canker sores. It is not that common for recurrent outbreaks to appear there. Either way doesn't really matter as the treatment will be similar. You might like to try the numbing gels, I remember using one called Orsased and Bonjella is good too.

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