How common are viral oral infections?

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Viral oral infections are not uncommon disorders. There are many different kinds of viral oral infections, and one of the reasons that they may be so common is the fact that they are contagious diseases. You can pass viral oral infections from one person to another. You can even pass viral oral infections if you touch the sore on your mouth and leave some pus on an inanimate object, like a remote or phone. Thus, people contract viral oral infections from one another quite frequently.

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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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