Viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics. The best remedy is for your child is to get an adequate amount of rest so her or her immune system will be able to fight the virus.
For most viral infections, treatments can only help with symptoms while you wait for your immune system to fight off the virus. Antibiotics do not work for viral infections. There are antiviral medicines to treat some viral infections. Vaccines can help prevent you from getting many viral diseases.
A viral infection usually lasts only a week or two. But when your child is feeling rotten, this can seem like a long time! Here are some tips to help ease symptoms and help your child get better faster: Rest.
Here are 12 tips to help you recover more quickly.
- Stay home. Your body needs time and energy to fight off the flu virus, which means that your daily routine should be put on the backburner. …
- Hydrate. …
- Sleep as much as possible. …
- Ease your breathing. …
- Eat healthy foods. …
- Add moisture to the air. …
- Take OTC medications. …
- Try elderberry.
In general, healthy people usually get over a cold in 7 to 10 days. Flu symptoms, including fever, should go away after about 5 days, but you may still have a cough and feel weak a few days longer. All your symptoms should be gone within 1 to 2 weeks.
How are viral illnesses spread? A virus can spread from person to person in tiny droplets from the nose (sneezing or a runny nose) and mouth (saliva or a cough). Viruses can also spread via vomit or faeces (poo), especially when someone has diarrhoea.
- Symptoms persist longer than the expected 10-14 days a virus tends to last.
- Fever is higher than one might typically expect from a virus.
- Fever gets worse a few days into the illness rather than improving.
What are the common symptoms of Viral Infection?
- High Fever.
- Tiredness or Fatigue.
- Sore throat.
- Abdominal Pain.
- Runny nose.