Is there a cure for viral throat infection?

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No medical cure is available for viral throat infections. However, your immune system typically fights off the virus and builds immunity to it. Viral infections are not usually serious with most viruses. Most people will experience little more than a few days of discomfort from a viral throat infection. Infectious mononucleosis, caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, may last longer than most viruses, and you may have symptoms that feel more severe, but mononucleosis will usually resolve within a few weeks if you have no complications. Sometimes this virus can reactivate and cause further episodes of mononucleosis.

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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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