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A 36-year-old male asked:

Got diagnosed with viral infection, symptoms included: sore throat, dark rash, painful joints. on antibiotics... but now feet swollen and hand too. ?

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Dr. Harold Mandel
General Practice 38 years experience
New exam!: Antibiotics are for bacterial infections, not viral infections. I strongly encourage you to go to a medical clinic as soon as possible to be examined again. I wish you the best of luck with your health!

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