Hi, First off would someone please tell me the diff between antivirals and antibiotics, if there is a difference? I've heard practically forever about antiobiotics but this antiviral word is one that's new to me. Then I'd surely appreciate advice as to how to persuade dr to let me have ongoing treatment for infected sinuses, raw throat, sick lymphs. I have massive envy for the people who write here that they have ongoing treatment for some symptoms. I've asked him at least twice if we could discuss ongoing abx, usually right after he rolls his eyes when I appear for an appt yapping about I need help for the again-infected and drippy sinuses, the throat, the lame lymphs, the fever which he claims is okay since I'm below the accepted "normal" and I've told him repeatedly that people who have this monster can run a supposedly low temp and be in the clutches of a fever. Got a very short answer: "No." No explanation, just "No." He seems to think that the med failed because the symptoms recurred. It didn't fail; it worked until its' effects wore off and the d'd reared its' ugly heads again. I'm still trying to find a dr who is literate regarding this cluster of symptoms. So far, no luck. Maybe if I keep calling the hosp and asking for name(s) of a dr who can treat the more overt symptoms they'll get tired of it and tell me of someone who really DOES get it. Thanks in advance, Lea.