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Fever is a common medical condition and it is always accompaniedby a burning sensation which occurs in the mouth. Sometimes a person may alsofind out that he or she has blisters inside the mouth. These blisters areactually the ones referred to as fever blisters. Sometimes, such blisters mayget developed in the mouth due to excessive consumption of spicy foods.

Causes and Symptoms

There are two main different types of herpes simplex virusand those are type 1 or HSV1 and type 2 or HSV 2. Fever blisters in mouth areactually triggered by the severe type 1. HSV 2 is commonly associated withgenital herpes while HSV 1 triggers oral herpes in most cases. The blistersappear because the body elevates the temperature as an immune response to theharmful viruses. Both different types of herpes simplex virus are equallycontagious but the severe type 1 is the one which is much more dominant thanits counterpart. Fever blisters can also be trigger by a close contact with aperson who is already infected with the virus, because the virus spreads rathereasily through saliva.

Severe types of infection may involve lesions whichappear in the mouth. The blisters cannot be cured, but they can be suppressedby using certain types of prescription drugs. Primary infection is medicinallyreferred to as gingivostomatitis and it affects the gums, tongue and thethroat. It is characterized by swollen lymph nodes, swallowing problems, fever,painful sensations and dehydration. The second stage of the infection ismedically referred to as prodrome and it is characterized mainly by burning andpainful sensations. Infection may sometimes recur, usually due to certaincontributing factors such as menstruation, exposure to the sun, high fever,stress and trauma to the skin.

Treatment Options

Unfortunately, there are not that many options for curingfever blisters, but the symptoms of the conditions can be reduced by usingallopathic medicines, antibacterial mouthwash and certain prescription drugssuch as Famiciclovir and Peniciclovir. Spicy and salty foods need to be avoidedas much as possible because they may aggravate the condition. Lidocai andTetracyclin may also come in very handy when it comes to reducing the intensityof pain. Hydrogen peroxide and milk of magnesia are efficient in disinfectingthe mouth. Whole wheat, peas, grains, nuts and chocolates also need to beavoided as much as possible. Home remedies which can be used include aloe verajuice, cornstarch paste, olive oil, grapefruit extract, mint extract, Vaseline andseveral others.

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