Many times common illnesses are caused by viruses. There is no cure for viral infection. Antibiotics will not help. The best advice is to follow the 5 habits listed above and treat the symptoms. If your illness lasts longer than 10 days, you have a persistent fever, or your symptoms are worsening, then you should make an appointment with your health care provider.
|Recurs at particular season?||No||No||Often|
|Only a single complaint?||Unusual||Usual||Unusual|
|Do antibiotics help?||No||Yes||No|
|Can a doctor help?||Seldom||Yes||Sometimes|