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Can i speed the recovery time for a virus that causes low grade fever, body aches, and coughing.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine

In brief: Virus

Most viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are self limited and resolve after 5to10 days.
Treatment is only symptomatic as antibiotics are not effective for these infections. However if symptoms worsen or cough deepens with ongoing fever, sweats, chills antibiotics may be necessary and an examination for possible pneumonia is warranted.

In brief: Virus

Most viral infections of the upper respiratory tract are self limited and resolve after 5to10 days.
Treatment is only symptomatic as antibiotics are not effective for these infections. However if symptoms worsen or cough deepens with ongoing fever, sweats, chills antibiotics may be necessary and an examination for possible pneumonia is warranted.
Dr. Donald Colantino
Dr. Donald Colantino
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Not really

Viruses needs to simply run their courses.
Rest and hydration help.

In brief: Not really

Viruses needs to simply run their courses.
Rest and hydration help.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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