What activity should someone with viral throat infection avoid?

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A person with viral throat infection will most likely not feel well enough to do too much in the beginning of the illness, but it is not necessary to avoid any activity unless you are at risk for complications. With pain relievers and home care, you may feel well quickly. If you have infectious mononucleosis you may need to avoid rigorous activity so as not to endanger the spleen. If the spleen ruptures it is a life-threatening emergency, and you should seek immediate medical attention. If complications arise requiring rest with a viral throat infection, you should return to normal activity as you begin to feel better.

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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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