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A 23-year-old male asked:

what are some medicines or remedies to take for viral infections?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Which viral infectio: You need to give us some clue about which viral infection are you asking about??? There are so many of them affecting different parts/organs of the body. So you need to specify the exact diagnosis or at least tell us which site in the body do you have a concern/question about???? Only then can we answer your question with some degree of reliability.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

How long do viral infections last?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: The incubation, illness duration & effects of a given virus depends to a great extent on the virus and the pre-illness health of the patient. Some people can shake off a stomach bug in 24hrs or sooner if they have partial immunity from a past illness. Some cases of eb virus can remain ill for 6 wks. The HIV virus has you for your lifetime.
A 26-year-old member asked:

How efective/tested is a medicament called renikan in the treatment of viral infections such as flu?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Renikan pelargonium: This south american health food supplement has claims to do multiple things but without known scientific evidence for proof of any efficacy by standard blinded studies.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What's the most effective way to stop viral infections?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Immunization: For those viral infections for which there is a vaccine, this is a no-brainer. Staying away from others with infection, staying out of areas in which infection is prevalent, washing hands. But basically you cannot avoid all viral infections.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How come I have recurring viral infections?

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Dr. Jonathan Levin
Ophthalmology 14 years experience
Immune system: Some people are prone to certain types of infections due to their immune composition. Rarely people can have immune disorders, but this is usually diagnosed early in life.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which other viral infections are out there besides the flu?

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Dr. Richard Ruth
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Viral infections: There are hundreds of viral infections. Hiv, herpes, and so on.

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