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Have sore throat, fever, head ache and vomiting. On IV due to dehydration. Taken tylenol. Have cough and difficulty in swallowing. Is this viral infection?

Hi I have been feeling sick since Tuesday sore throat fever body aches and pains headache. had to go to emergency and the doctor said i was dehydrated and put on an iv with pain meds for the headache and vomiting . no antibiotics given just to take tylenol extra strength. but i still dont feel well i have started coughing and it hurts to swallow . please can you help me why am i feeling like this family doctor said it is a viral infection
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Thanks for query,
Your viral infection catches secondary infection in your throat.
When we have viral infection our immunity gets lower due to it so it attracts other bacterial infection too.
Taking antibiotics during viral infection prevents you from secondary infection.
You should need antibiotics treatment with anti inflammatory medicine to control your infection.
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