Viral Syndrome Overview
What is a viral syndrome?
A person with a viral syndrome has a combination of symptoms that are common in those with a viral infection. Viral syndrome is a diagnosis that a doctor may use when symptoms suggest a viral illness, but the specific virus has not been identified.
What are the symptoms of a viral syndrome?
Symptoms of a viral syndrome include fever, muscles aches, joint pains, fatigue, and headache. Additional symptoms may include sinus congestion, sore throat, swollen glands, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a rash.
How does the doctor treat a viral syndrome?
The treatment for a viral syndrome depends on the type of viral infection. General treatment includes rest, plenty of liquids, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever.
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