Are there alternative treatments for viral oral infections?

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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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Viral Oral Infections

Viral Oral Infections

Viral oral infections are virus that can affect the mouth and oral area. They include the herpes simplex virus, hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), and in some cases, human papillomavirus or HPV. These viruses are usually very co...

ntagious and can cause painful oral sores, depending on the type of oral virus. In rare cases, mumps can spread through saliva causing swelling of the area around the mouth.
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