Which do our bodies react to better, viruses or bacterial infections

Immune System. It is our immune system that really and equally impedes the advances of these pathogens, so make sure, your immune system is not compromised by alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, improper diet, too much sugar intake, diabetes and so on.
Infection. Your body reacts to infections in multiple ways. It all depends on your immune system. If your immune system is weak you will be prone to infections. Viruses are generally opportunistic organisms. They attack when your guard(immune system) is low.

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Should viruses and bacterial infections actually be treated right away, or let the body fight it a few days?

Natural Approach. The body has some amazing tools to fight infections and often we "muck" it up by trying to handle it with other meds. Let the body fight it, if you can stand the symptoms. Read more...
Depends. Some viruses like mono you let run its course. It is milder in little kids than adults, but there is really no rx other than comfort care. Others like Ebola usually kill you regardless. Strep can feel better in a few days, but come back a month later with deadly rheumatic fever.Some bacteria like pneumococcus or meningococcus can kill you in a few days if treatment is not started quickly. Read more...

Is there any way for me to figure out if I likely have a virus or a bacterial infection?

Unfortunately No. For many infections either by bacteria or by viruses, one can take blood, or body fluid (such as sputum, urine) or tissue (such as a biopsy), and culture them in the lab, or use a test to show us any evidence of a particular bacteria or virus. But all these tests are done in a lab. You cannot usually tell if a given infection is caused by which, though a viral infection is usually self-limiting. Read more...

Virus or bacterial infection?

Yes? What is the question? Both viruses and bacteria and other types of organisms can produce infection. If you have a specific issue, write back. Read more...
Both cause. Infection of some sort. There are plenty of them around. Viral infection are self limiting, need supportive treatment , rest , plenty of fluids. Both can be short or long term depends on type of virus/bacteria involved w/or w/o complications. Virus do not need antibiotics! bacterial infections do. Read more...