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What are the most common types of viral oral infections?

There are several different kinds of viral oral infections, but the one that most people have heard about is the herpes virus. Of the two kinds of herpes simplex viruses, HSV-1 causes most viral oral infections. Another viral oral infection that most people have heard of is chickenpox, a viral infection that can cause sores in the mouth. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is another viral oral infection that is quite common.

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Can viral oral infections be prevented?
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How do medications treat viral oral infections?
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Is there a cure for viral oral infections?
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