Can viral oral infections be prevented?

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The best way to prevent viral oral infections is not to come into contact with a person who has a viral disease of the mouth. Don't kiss, share drinks, or engage in oral sex with people who have sores that look like they could be symptoms of viral oral infection. In some cases, though, people can pass viral oral diseases even when the sores are not showing on their skin. For this reason, you should also make sure you're washing your hands frequently so you don't unknowingly spread the virus after touching an infected person or something that person touched.

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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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