Is there a cure for viral oral infections?

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Generally, most cases of viral oral infections are cured on their own. After several days have passed, your viral oral infection may go away unaided. Sometimes, antiviral medications are given to speed along that cure. Although these medications do not provide a cure, they can help you feel better faster. In some cases, though, no cure exists for viral oral infections, as the disease will appear over and over again throughout your life, lying dormant in your body.

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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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