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Are there alternative treatments for viral infections?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

The medications available to treat the symptoms of a viral infection can help alleviate discomfort, but some people can not take these due to age or some pre-existing condition. For instance, it is not recommended that an infant receive cough and cold medicine. Therefore other means must be sought to reduce the baby's discomfort. Nasal congestion can be relieved with a vaporizer, nasal suctioning, or a simple saline nasal spray.

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