Do viral oral infections affect children differently than adults?

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Some viral oral infections affect children differently than adults when it comes to symptoms. Children with some viral oral infections are more likely to have symptoms than adults. This is true in the case of infections caused by the herpes simplex virus as well as hand, foot, and mouth disease.

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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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