Can viral oral infections have any complications?

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Like most viral infections, viral oral infections can have complications, though they are rare. People with compromised immune systems, for instance, can suffer from extreme viral infections like herpes that spread inside their body. In other cases, the sores produced by viral oral infections can affect facial nerves and cause lasting pain. Further infection of these sores by bacteria is also possible.

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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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