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A 82-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
5-7 days: Common colds usually last approximately 5-7 days.
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
About a week: Common cold is a viral infection which usually resolve in seven to ten days, with some symptoms lasting up to three weeks.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
You can't: There is no cure for a cold. Most colds last 10 to 14 days. The best you can do is help to alleviate the symptoms with otc medications.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
You can't, symptom: Relief only. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Many viruses: A variety of viruses (rhinoviruses and others). Unfortunately, although you develop immunity to the cold virus you just had, the next circulating vir ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James DuRant
10 years experience Pediatrics
Rest, water, time: We don't have a quick fix for the cold yet. Acetaminophen and other over the counter medications will help with the symptoms though.
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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends on symptoms: Treat symptoms: to break up mucous / suppress cough - plenty of hydration, Benzonatate or Guaifenesin with dextromethorphan. Runny nose / nasal c ... Read More
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Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Common cold: Rest, lots of fluids, maybe some symptom relief with otc meds for stuffiness, etc, no smoking, and it will run it's course.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Really???: Coughing, sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Rest warm & humid: The common cold is self-limited, and is effectively dealt with by your own immune system, and it usually resolves in 5 to 7 days. In order for your i ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
You can't: There's not much you can do to avoid colds unless you want to live in a cave or on a mountain top, away from all other people. Getting a cold twice a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Clinically diagnosed: Your doctor will make the diagnosis of a common cold based on your signs and symptoms by performing a history taking and a physical exam. The common c ... Read More
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