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Viral sore throat - I feel it coming & no il be wrecked 4 days or wks. 31yrs old, tonsils removed 6 yrs. Can I get rid of this virus or prevent at all?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Moderate it
Once you have the early symptoms you will hve to suffer what ever course your particular virus dictates.
You should stay warm, hydrate yourself and many have relief by taking an antihistamine such as chlorpheneramine (side effect = sleepiness). Which can attenuate the course. Isolate yourself as best as you can so as not to spread this to others.

In brief: Moderate it
Once you have the early symptoms you will hve to suffer what ever course your particular virus dictates.
You should stay warm, hydrate yourself and many have relief by taking an antihistamine such as chlorpheneramine (side effect = sleepiness). Which can attenuate the course. Isolate yourself as best as you can so as not to spread this to others.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
No, there are hundreds of viruses that cause your symptoms, as you age there will be less and less.
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Make sure viral
Get your throat cultured so as to be sure that this is viral and not bacterial.
The fact that your tonsils are out does not make you free of bacterial infections. Otherwise, if it is viral, you will just have to bear with it and treat it symptomatically.

In brief: Make sure viral
Get your throat cultured so as to be sure that this is viral and not bacterial.
The fact that your tonsils are out does not make you free of bacterial infections. Otherwise, if it is viral, you will just have to bear with it and treat it symptomatically.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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