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Can viral throat infection be prevented?

Viral throat infection is not absolutely preventable, but you will be less susceptible to catching a virus if you have a healthy immune system and take precautions. Precautions may include washing your hands regularly, avoiding irritants from cigarette smoke or chemicals, avoiding contact with people who already have symptoms, and using humidifiers. Getting a vaccine for particular viral infections may help you to avoid certain viral throat infections.

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