What are the treatment options for viral oral infections?

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Usually, doctors advise people with viral oral infections to leave the sores alone so that they can clear up on their own--canker sores and cold sores generally go away in about a week. However, antiviral medications can be prescribed if the disorder is severe enough. These medications may be given orally or as a cream. Sometimes, these medications are available in an IV. Another treatment option for viral oral infections is the home pain remedy. While both salves and pills are available to treat pain, some home remedies, like a placing something cool on the rash, can help reduce pain.

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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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