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How is viral fever treated?

Q: What type of medicines should I take when suffering from normal or usual viral fever?

A:There are no effective treatment options for viral infections that occur with a common cold that occurs each season. Symptoms should be treated with anti-histamines or antitussives to relieve cough and cold such as, Robitussin,or Benadryl or even Codeine. The best treatment is to rest, take plenty of fluids and avoid spreading it to others. Herbal remedies have been used but none of them are of specific value and many of the alternative medicines such as echanacea are also unproven. Most patients learn to cope with the problem with the support of plenty of tissue paper to prevent the spread of droplets by coughing and sneezing.

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