Viral Throat Infections

What is a viral sore throat?

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    A viral sore throat cannot be treated with antibiotics. Viral sore throats usually go away on their own within three days. Besides a sore throat, symptoms of a viral infection may include a low-grade fever, a runny or stuffy nose and a slight cough. Mild sore throats also can accompany a cold or flu. Generally these are not serious conditions and can be treated at home.

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