Should you go to work with a strep throat, sore throat, or viral infection?

Strep throat. If you have strep throat, you can go back to work 24 hours after you have started antibiotics. Having a viral sore throat does not prevent you from going to work provided you do not have high fever.
Sore throat/work. Yes if you do not have high fever, you can go to work, do not drink out of the same glass and do not kiss anybody.

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How long does it typically take to get over a viral infection that causes a sore throat?

Depends. A viral URI can last from 3-12 days, depending upon the organism and your state of health. Some may develop a delayed coughing interval as the sore throat heals. The common cold is so named because it is common - hopefully that is all you have had to deal with. Read more...

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...

I have cough, colds, slight fever and sore throat. I was examined by the doctor and diagnosed of systemic viral infection? How come?

Time frame. Most upper respiratory infections start out as a viral infection. If the infection lasts longer than 7-10 days, then it usually is turning from a head cold or chest cold to a bacterial infection that could affect the sinuses, throat or bronchial airways. If your problem goes on for over a week, then you need to see your doctor again to consider antibiotics. Read more...
Viral infection. Clearly you have an upper respiratory infection but your doctor did not believe the source was bacterial based on your physical exam and presentation. You may also wish to ask your doctor as to his or her process on how you were diagnosed. Read more...

I was diagnosed with a viral infection and was only given pain medication. Does that sound right? I have a sore throat and white bumps in my throat. I went to the doctor and they completed a swab and said I did not have strep throat. They also took blood

Antibiotics . Antibiotics do nothing for viral infections. Rest, fluids, and time are your best strategy (maybe chicken soup as well!). Obviously, if you are not improving, or have significant worsening, such as high fever or productive cough, then get back in to your primary care doctor. Good luck! Read more...
Possible viral infec. Antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections. Viral upper respiratory infections are treated with symptomatic relief until the condition: clears. Continue to follow up with your doctor. Read more...

Does a viral sore throat hurt as much as a strep throat infection?

Possibly. Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils with white exudates; small red dots on roof of the mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications can include infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) & eventually rheumatic fever. Read more...
You bet... ....And sometimes more. Some of the worst sore throats I have treated were caused by the epstein barr virus. Sometimes strep hurts a lot, and sometimes strep doesn't hurt that much at all. Read more...