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What is a viral infection? Dr prescribed cough syrup. The…

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What is a viral...

What is a viral infection?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

Yes Dr prescribed cough syrup

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

The syrup has helped reduce the cough but the other symptoms are still here. It feels like a cold/sinus but my mouth burns and feels raw and my gums are inflamed.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Not that I am aware of I have been with this Dr for several yrs

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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago
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Hello -

Viral infections are very common. They are caused by different viruses -- which are not bacteria, but a living particle that can infect a normal host cell (like your body) and cause sickness.

Most sinus infections are caused by virus.

The flu is a virus.

Most colds are caused by viruses.

And so the body will eventually get better, but it will take time.

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Doctor: Dr. Mark, Physician / Surgeon replied 3 months ago

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
how long does it last?
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
should I go back to my Dr?
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