This is the 11th day of a nasty virus - no sense of smell and taste still - feeling listless, depressed and anxious. It feels like this virus is attacking my nervous system... Anyone else have these symptoms? This is making me feel miserable.
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replied June 30th, 2013
Welcome to e health forum.

Most viral infections result in a systemic inflammatory response resulting in symptoms like body aches, feeling low, anorexia, respiratory or gastrointestinal distress, etc.

Most viral infections like common colds, usually subside on their own within a few days Some of the following tips may help in quicker recovery.


1. Drink enough fluids,

2. Avoid alcohol and smoking.

3. Rest your voice.

4. Gargle with warm salt water several times a day.

5. Suck on throat lozenges or hard candies.

6. Medications like tylenol or advil might be very helpful to relieving your symptoms.

In case, it is very severe and you have intolerable symptoms, it would be advised to seek a doctors consultation to rule out any secondary bacterial infections.

I hope you find the information here helpful.



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