Advertisement

Will my viral oral infection come back?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some types of viral oral infections heal within a few days and never return. Other types of viral oral infections (such as oral herpes) stick around in the body long after the symptoms are gone. These infections may present symptoms again at any time. In addition, people with these kinds of viral oral infections can be contagious even when they don't have symptoms. However, even people who don't have a re-occurring type of viral oral infection may be contagious for many days after the symptoms have been resolved.

Continue Learning about Viral Oral Infections

Are viral oral infections serious?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Viral oral infections usually aren't serious. They can be very uncomfortable while sores are visib...
More Answers
What are the most serious types of viral oral infection?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
The most serious types of viral oral infections are those that do not leave the body completely afte...
More Answers
Is viral oral infection treatment costly?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Generally, viral oral infection treatment is not costly because many types of viral oral infections ...
More Answers
How are viral oral infections diagnosed?
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhDDr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Like other types of oral infections, doctors can generally diagnose your viral oral infection by...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.