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How to get rid of a viral infection? can this viral infection kill a three year old?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends on situation: There are few treatments if any for most viral infections. Influenza & HIV are well known cases where antivirals are helpful but most must run their course & be cured by the bodies immune system.Monitoring for dehydration or treatable secondary infections is important.Proper rest & diet is the most helpful supportive care. Rarely viruses can kill, the overwhelming majority do not.

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