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Are there alternative treatments for viral oral infections?

In most cases, you don't need to do anything to treat your viral oral infection. Instead, you simply need to wait for the disease to run its course. However, doctors will prescribe treatment if your viral oral infection is severe or needs to be cleared up quickly. In addition, doctors often prescribe pain relievers for people with viral oral infections. If you prefer to treat your pain from home there are some alternative treatments you can try. In some cases, you might be able to relieve some of the pain in your sores by applying a mouth spray or a cold cloth. If you have certain types of viral oral infections, you might need to prevent dehydration or treat a fever by drinking extra fluids and resting.

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