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Herpes Stomatitis - Symptoms, Causes and Prevention

Herpes Stomatitis in Urdu

سٹومیٹائٹس منہ کے زخم یا سوجن ہے. زخم گالوں، انگلیوں، ہونٹوں یا زبان پر ہوسکتی ہے۔ ہ 6 ماہ سے 5 سال کی عمر کے بچوں میں زیادہ عام ہے۔ اس سے متاثرہ افراد میں آگے جا کر منہ کا کینسر بننے کی شکایت سامنے آ سکتی ہے۔

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Summary about Herpes Stomatitis in English

Stomatitis is a sore or swelling of the mouth. The wound may be on the cheeks, gums, lips or tongue. The two main forms of stomatitis are herpetic stomatitis, also known as cold sores, and canker sores, also known as cancer. Infection with Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) causes herpetic stomatitis. It is more common in young children from 6 months to 5 years old. People exposed to HSV-1 may develop oral ulcers later in life because of the virus. HSV-1 is linked to HSV-2, the virus that causes genital herpes, but it's not the same virus. This infection occurs due to the attack of herpes simplex type 1 virus. It mostly affects young children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years. Antiviral drugs are prescribed to cure these blisters. Rehydrating fluids may also recommend if the child is facing dehydration due to difficulty swallowing.

Symptoms of Herpes Stomatitis

A few indications and symptoms of herpes stomatitis include:

  • Blisters/sores mainly on the tongue, cheek, palate, gums, or lip border
  • Difficulty in swallowing, eating, and drinking
  • Pain in the sores
  • High fever
  • Swollen gums
  • Drooling
  • Irritability and burning

Causes of Herpes Stomatitis

According to researchers, Herpes Stomatitis is caused by:

  • Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)

Treatment

The treatment options for herpes stomatitis include:

  • Antiviral drugs
  • Numbing medicine to ease pain in mouth sores
  • Over-the-counter medication for fever

Preventive Measures of Herpes Stomatitis

Herpes stomatitis is a transmittable disease meaning it can spread from one person to another. You can take the following measure to prevent it:

  • Refrain from contact with the infected person, especially in the mouth area
  • Do not share eating utensils with someone with an open cold sore
  • Have a proper oral hygiene 
  • Avoid acidic or spicy foods if they have triggered outbreaks in the past

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