What are the symptoms of viral infections?

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Symptoms of viral infections will depend on the type of virus that attacks your body. Upper respiratory symptoms will include sore throat, runny nose, and coughing. Influenza viruses can cause nausea and vomiting, fever and chills, body aches and headaches. Herpes virus symptoms present as sores on the mouth, genital area, or anywhere on the skin, such as a wart.

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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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