If you or someone you know has oral herpes, you might be aware the condition causes irritating cold sores on or around the lips. That's bad enough, but the herpes virus also can trigger breakouts on your face and inside your mouth. One place herpes can pop up is on or under your tongue.
How does herpes on the tongue happen? Better yet, how can you prevent herpes from infecting your tongue? We'll give the lowdown on oral herpes on the tongue, ways to avoid an outbreak, and how to treat the condition.