How do I care for someone with a viral oral infection?

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Because most viral infections will cure themselves on their own, you don't have to do much to help care for a person with a viral oral infection. In fact, you may just want to help the person you are caring for get comfortable as he or she deals with the disease. You can help the person you are caring for reduce pain by using painkillers, applying cold cloths, or administering topical ointments prescribed by the doctor. Another way in which you can help care for someone with a viral oral infection is by making sure that person takes his or her medication as prescribed. Finally, get information about the condition that you can share with the person you're caring for. Help that person learn how not to spread the disease to others.

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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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