Are children more likely to get viral oral infections?

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Often, children practice worse hygiene than adults. For this reason, they've usually more likely to get viral infections of any kind. They may come into contact with viruses that other infected children have left on shared objects, and they probably don't wash their hands enough to rid themselves of these viruses. In addition, children with some types of viral oral infections are more likely to have symptoms of the virus.

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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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