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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Viral Infection In Throat

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What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?

What to do if I have a viral infection, symptoms: fever, sore throat, and cold symptoms. What could it be?

Respiratory virus!: Good afternoon, with symptoms of sore throat, runny nose and fever probably, you are likely suffering from a viral respiratory infection. These will run their course of about a week. During this time, symptomatic relief can be achieved by taking medications such as ibuprofen, claritin, (loratadine) and sudafed. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Please tell me if there are any medicines for chronic viral infection of the throat?

Please tell me if there are any medicines for chronic viral infection of the throat?

Chronic?: There are really no chronic viral infections of the throat, although some like Epstein-Barr virus can be excreted in the saliva on and off without symptoms ...Read more

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Is it possible for a viral infection which I have in my throat to linger for 6 weeks. I don't have any infection, my doctor checked everything.

Is it possible for a viral infection which I have in my throat to linger for 6 weeks. I don't have any infection, my doctor checked everything.

Viral infection?: Typical viral infections last only three to five days, so I would doubt that a six week infection would be due to a virus. I think this needs to be looked into more. ...Read more

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My throat is bad coughing thick mucous and it hurts!!! Is it a viral infection..its been 2 days now..!!!

My throat is bad coughing thick mucous and it hurts!!! Is it a viral infection..its been 2 days now..!!!

Dr. can check throat: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). A couple days of throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) can decrease throat pain. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have strep throat or a viral infection?

Throat culture: is the most specific means to determining the exact cause of a sore throat. Rapid tests such as throat swabs will detect Strep infections with 80% accuracy, but will provide no information about a specific viral cause. Blood tests may be helpful in determining if antibiotics are warranted. Be wary of those who diagnose a throat infection by sight alone. ...Read more

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Every time i swallow water or any other liguid my throat feels stingy. i recently had a viral infection in my throat. could it be coming back?

It is minor: You should not worry about such feelings around your throat as they will come and go. If you ignore it you will not feel them. I believe that you are well. you can take a Vitamin-C pill (500mg) if you have any concerns of viral throat infection. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more