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A 32-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection that i need to look for? and if have a viral what's its symptoms?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It depends: It depends mostly on the site if infection. Ifkr respiratory infections symptoms like fever, sore throat and cough etc are common to both, whereas most runny nose and nasal congestion points to viral than bacterial. If symptoms don't go away in 7-10 days, it generally suggests a bacterial superinfection, for which antibiotics can be prescribed.
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What are the different symptoms for viral and bacterial infections?

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Many possible: It really depends on what the infection is. Maybe fever, chills, muscle or joint pains and aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, congestion, abdominal pain, headaches, sore throat, rash, etc.....
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Are bacterial infections more dangerous than viral?

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Dr. Andres R Villar
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Not necessarily: A viral infection could be just as fulminant, severe and devastating.The viral or bacterial load, coexisting factors, age of the patient, additional medical problems, etc ate more tell telling of the seriousness of an infection...Bacterial infection usually require antibiotic, viral infections are usually treated symptomatically, but could require antiviral meds.
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