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A 45-year-old member asked:

could viral headaches stay for a prolonged time after the virus has cleared up?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Superimposed : bacterial infection is not uncommon in respiratory viral infections and it may prolong the inflammation and pathology. Wish you good health!
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
7 to 10 days: Viral meningitis headaches get better a week to 10 days after they start.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

if there were a method to clear virus from a patient's bloodstream once symptoms start, would that help the outcome?

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Dr. Fareed Asfour
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Not really: There are some medications that can treat certain viruses, but in general, there are no good methods to clear cold viruses out quickly.

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Last updated May 23, 2020

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