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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- Q What viral illnesses cause viral throat infection?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for viral throat infections?
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- Q Is there a cure for viral throat infection?
- Q Are over-the-counter medications available for viral throat infection?