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What is the clinical difference between cold sores (HSV-1) and herpetiform canker sores?

Both cold sores and herpetiform canker sores can present as multiple lesions in the oral mucosa. Cold sores tend to present as multiple painful fluid-filled lesions while herpetiform aphthous ulcer (...
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Can a mucocele on the lip pop up and become a canker sore?

Is this a normal feature? Or, if this happens, it has to be an herpes sore? Are there mucoceles (because of a bite, for example) that lay a sore? Thank you.
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How can one prevent a mouth sore from worsening if caught early?

If one catches a mouth sore forming, is there any treatment that can be used to prevent it from progressing?
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How do we know that our esophageal sphincters are malfunctioning in acid reflux without endoscopy?

If you have acid reflux that gives you severe level of mouth ulcers in such a way that you are getting multiple clusters of canker sores on your tongue and you can't eat or sleep anymore, does that ...
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Are reoccuring cold sores, canker sores, & easy bruising symptoms of a poor immune system? Or just low on Vitamin C?

Are reoccurring cold sores, canker sores, & easy bruising symptoms of a poor immune system? Or just indications that an individual could be low on Vitamin C? I could be Vitamin C deficient, but ...