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Does herpes cause swelling in mouth and jaw pain?

I have herpes 1 inside my mouth. I have alot of swelling inside my mouth where the outbreak is and it feels like something is always stuck in my throat. I also have pain in my jaw and ear on the same side as the outbreak. Is this normal and what can I do about it.
Asked On : Sun, 20 Mar 2011
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HSV 1 causes oral herpes and yes,the symptoms include pain and swelling inside the cheeks,sores on the gums,lips,teeth, etc.The pain is also associated with the infection.You can use ibuprofen/acetiminophen for the pain.Hydrate well.Avoid direct contact with the lesions/secretions.In severe cases antiviral meds are recommended.You can try local aneasthetic solution/spray for pain relief.
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