Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

Symptoms of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

The following features are indicative of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis:
  • chewing problem
  • swallowing problem
  • sores in inside of cheeks
  • sores in gums
  • fever
  • general discomfort
  • uneasiness
  • ill feeling
  • halitosis
It is possible that Herpesviral gingivostomatitis shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.

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Common Causes of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

The following are the most common causes of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis:
  • herpes simplex infection

Prevention of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Herpesviral gingivostomatitis. Prevention may be possible by doing the following:
  • maintain good oral hygiene
  • increase fluid intake

Occurrence of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

Common Age Group

Herpesviral gingivostomatitis can occur at any age.

Common Gender

Herpesviral gingivostomatitis can occur in any gender.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Herpesviral gingivostomatitis:
  • Serological assays: To rule out the herpetic gingivostomatitis in serum
  • Tzanck test: To rule out the tzanck cells
  • Immunofluorescence: To diagnose the herpetic gingivostomatitis
  • Culture of viral isolates: To rule out the herpes viral infection

Complications of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis if untreated

Yes, Herpesviral gingivostomatitis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Herpesviral gingivostomatitis is left untreated:
  • esophagitis
  • pneumonitis
  • encephalitis
  • long-term immunosuppression
  • keratoconjunctivitis
  • meningitis
  • cold sores
  • life-threatening encephalitis
  • dehydration

Self-care for Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

The following self-care actions or lifestyle changes may help in the treatment or management of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis:
  • Maintain good oral hygiene: To treat the herpesviral gingivostomatitis
  • Increase fluid intake: To treat the herpesviral gingivostomatitis

Time for Treatment of Herpesviral gingivostomatitis

While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Herpesviral gingivostomatitis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
  • In 1 - 4 weeks

Is Herpesviral gingivostomatitis Infectious?

Yes, Herpesviral gingivostomatitis is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
  • through the saliva of carriers
  • by sexual contact
  • by oral-genital contact
  • by oral-anal contact
  • by anal-genital contact

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This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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