Viral Oral Infections
- Q Is viral oral infection treatment costly?
Generally, viral oral infection treatment is not costly because many types of viral oral infections simply run their course without treatment. From time to time, however, people with viral oral infections do need treatment. However, this treatment is... Full Answer
- Q How do I manage my viral oral infection on a daily basis?
On a daily basis, you can manage your viral oral infection by taking precautions against making the infection worse for you and spreading it to others. Wash your hands a lot, even if you're not going to come into contact with another person. This can... Full Answer
- Q How are viral oral infections diagnosed?
Like other types of oral infections, doctors can generally diagnose your viral oral infection by looking at the symptoms. Different kinds of sores reflect different kinds of viral oral infections. In most cases, doctors won't need to conduct... Full Answer
- Q How do medications treat viral oral infections?
There are two types of medications used to treat viral oral infections. First, antiviral medications may be given to help fight the virus. In most cases, people with viral oral infections do not need antivirals, however. Another type of medication given... Full Answer
- Q Are viral oral infections serious?
Viral oral infections usually aren't serious. They can be very uncomfortable while sores are visible, but they generally go away on their own in a few days. However, some kinds of viral oral infections, like some versions of the herpes simplex... Full Answer
- Q Are all viral oral infections STDs?
Even though most people think of herpes when they think of viral oral infections, not all viral oral infections are STDs. In fact, there are even ways other than oral sex to spread herpes simplex viruses. Some other common viral oral infections... Full Answer
- Q Can injuries cause viral oral infections?
One of the most common symptoms of viral oral infections is the appearance of small sores around the mouth. Although these sores may look like they could have been caused by an injury, they are really the result of the virus. Injuries do not cause viral... Full Answer
- Q What are viral oral infections?
Viral oral infections are diseases of the mouth that are caused by viruses. People with viral oral infections get them from coming into contact with someone who has a viral oral infection. There are several kinds of viral oral infections but some of the... Full Answer
- Q Are viral oral infections contagious?
Viral oral infections are contagious diseases, so you can catch them from infected people. One common way of contracting viral oral infections is by touching the sores of an infected person. If a person with a viral oral infection touches the mouth sores... Full Answer
- Q Can antibiotics be used to treat viral oral infections?
Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, so they are not generally used to treat viral oral infections. Instead, a type of drug called an antiviral is prescribed to those who need to reduce symptoms quickly. Antiviral medications can't cure viral... Full Answer