Can viral throat infection be prevented?

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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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Viral Throat Infections

Viral Throat Infections

Aside from strep throat, most sore throats caused by are contagious, viral throat infections that cannot be treated with antibiotics. The most common culprits of a viral throat infection include coxsackievirus, mononucleosis, and ...

the flu. Mononucleosis (mono) is a virus that causes symptoms that can last for weeks or months at a time. Viral throat infections are best treated with rest, liquids and other home remedies. If the sore throat causes you to have trouble breathing or a high fever, or results in spots in the back of your throat, call your doctor.
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