I have had oral herpes for more than a dozen years. First infection was on my lip, but now I almost exclusively get a lesion in my right nostril. Recently (over the past year) I have had outbreaks in my left nostril. I also get what I assume are canker sores in my mouth, but just wanted to check - both the cold sore in my nose and what I assume to be canker sores in my mouth happen at around the same time. But the sores in my mouth (gums and hard palate) don't look like raised blisters - just red spots that hurt and only last for three days. So, my questions are -
1. Should I worry that I'm getting herpes outbreaks in a different spot now (right nostril to left nostril), or is that just because the virus travels along the nerves, which are very close together?
2. Does it sound like I have canker sores or cold sores in my mouth?
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