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I have recurring blisters in my mouth in exactly the same

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I have recurring blisters in my mouth in exactly the same places about every three months. They are also down my throat. Accompanying this is flu symptoms. It is extremely painful. Antibiotics seem to work. However, the exact same thing recurs...especially I the corners of my mouth. It has to be herpes in std form... However, how do I distinguish it from an std that will kill me or mouth cancer. What can I do? What tests may I take?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I understand your concerns.

Since antibiotics help, this still can be a bacterial infection.

However, this can be herpes simplex virus infection as well.

Another possibility can be autoimmune disorder like Behcet's disease.

Immune system can attack the oral mucosa for unknown reasons.

Cancer is not likely since the lesion is usually one or two, and painless not like blisters.

The diagnosis can be confirmed by a blister biopsy and also sending out herpes culture.

You should see a dermatologist for these tests.

This is fully treatable.

Do not worry.

Best wishes,
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