Will my viral oral infection come back?

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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.

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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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