Bacterial Infection vs. Viral Infection

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Yes we are coming upon that season. The season of colds, flu, coughing, sneezing and holding up in confined areas, it is THAT time of year. Take it upon yourself to know the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection. If you know the difference, prevention and treatment are that much easier.

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How can you tell the difference between a bacterial infection and a viral infection? Truly the only way to be sure is to look at a sample under a microscope.  Other than that, we look at how long the symptoms last without improvement.  If the symptoms remain the same for more than 10 days, it is most likely a bacteria infection or maybe a secondary bacterial infection (virus causes the first infection and bad bacteria take over from there).  A virus is self-limiting.  It cannot sustain

A Virus A Virus
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