How do I manage my viral infection on a daily basis?

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Because there are many types of viral infections, there are many ways to manage them. Most viral infections can be managed by drinking lots of fluids, getting plenty of rest, and taking some over the counter medications such as acetaminophen, a non steroidal anti-inflammatory, and cold medicine. Avoidance of tobacco smoke will help you breathe easier with an upper respiratory infection. A humidifier or vaporizer can ease congestion. Antiviral drugs can be used to manage your more serious form of a viral infection.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.
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