Is there a cure for viral throat infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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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