How do I manage my viral oral infection on a daily basis?

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On a daily basis, you can manage your viral oral infection by taking precautions against making the infection worse for you and spreading it to others.

  • Wash your hands a lot, even if you're not going to come into contact with another person. This can help you not to spread sores from your mouth to other areas of your body.
  • Use topical painkillers and home remedies to stop the pain of viral oral infection sores. This will also reduce your temptation to touch the sores, possibly spreading them.
  • Tell people that you're dealing with the infection so that you don't unknowingly spread it to another person.
  • If your doctor prescribes antiviral medications, take them immediately, even if you haven't begun to have symptoms. This will give them the best chance of working.

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Viral Oral Infections

Viral Oral Infections

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