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what is the difference between viral infection and bacterial infection? i'm currently having viral infection according to my doctor.

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Dr. David Barrere
9 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Virus v Bacteria: The simple answer, and not trying to sound flip, is that viruses causes viral illnesses, bacteria cause bacterial infections. Antibiotics can help with bacterial infections, but only some antiviral medications are available to help with the course of some viral illnesses. Most viral illnesses just have to run their course.
Answered on Mar 11, 2013
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