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.
- Q How do I care for someone with a viral throat infection?
- Q Are over-the-counter medications available for viral throat infection?
- Q How does a viral throat infection affect the body?
- Q Does viral throat infection affect children differently than adults?
- Q Can viral throat infection be prevented?
- Q What is a viral throat infection?