How are viral oral infections diagnosed?

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Like other types of oral infections, doctors can generally diagnose your viral oral infection by looking at the symptoms. Different kinds of sores reflect different kinds of viral oral infections. In most cases, doctors won't need to conduct further tests, but it could be necessary if a doctor wants to make sure they have made the correct diagnosis. Doctors might order blood tests or ask for samples of skin to examine under the microscope.

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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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