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4 Ways to Identify Signs of Viral Infection

4 Ways to Identify Signs of Viral Infection
A sore throat may be a sign. Photo Credit KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images

Most common viral infections, including colds, infect the respiratory tract and generally cause a similar set of symptoms. You may experience some or all of the following if you catch a viral respiratory tract infection: headache, fever, malaise, sore throat, sneezing, coughing and a runny nose.

If your signs and symptoms seem unusually severe, visit your doctor to make sure you're not affected by a more serious condition. Otherwise, you'll be limited to supportive care for your treatment options, as viral infections cannot be cured by any medical treatment.

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