I had an IV treatment for fever. I took four doses of Monocef 1 gm. My fever is gone, and I am feeling better. I still have a sore throat, and there is a lot of mucus generated. The mucus is transparent. How do I confirm that I have got a viral or bacterial infection? Since my fever went down with antibiotics can it be bacterial? I asked my treating doctor regarding this and he said it is bacterial? How did he know it?
Welcome to icliniq.com. Distinguishing between viral and bacterial infection relies primarily on obtaining a mucus sample and subjecting it to culture to pinpoint the responsible microorganism. Your doctor likely inferred a bacterial infection due to your favorable response to antibiotics. This response indicates that the treatment targeted the bacterial cause effectively.
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