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How are viral oral infections diagnosed?

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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