What are the most common types of viral oral infections?

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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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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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