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Do you have to have a cough with a cold

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See your physician: Colds don't last that long. Asthma can present like that, with coughing, rather than wheezing as the predominant feature. In any case, you need to s... Read More
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Post-viral cough: After an upper respiratory infection, a cough can linger for as long as 6-8 weeks. Sometimes an inhaler that contains ipratropium or the antihistamin... Read More

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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Cough: Recent study concluded that average cough illness lasts 18 days. We have now come to understand that antibiotics are not needed for most cases of bron... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Viral infection: A baby can get cough even when well dressed in winter.This cough may be due to viral or bacterial infection Consult your doctor ,after examination h... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
See doctor: Although some viral infection may cause a lingering cough for a few weeks, if the problem has been present for this long and still not improving, you ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 57 years experience
Inspiration pain: You may have pleurisy which doesn't show up on x-ray and sometimes has a friction rub or you may have an osteopathic rib restriction problem with refe... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Not much to do: Not much to do to help babies at this age. Antibiotics do not kill viral colds and will not help. Cold medications are not approved for use at this ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Not necessarily.....: A cold is usually the result of an upper airway infection while a cough can be the result of a lower respiratory infection. However, you can also get ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Cold and cough: Ok, the majority of cold and cough symptoms are caused by a virus (the common cold), so rest, drink plenty of fluids and take over the counter cold an... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tonya Fordham
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Virus/ allergy/ bac: There are many viruses, allergens and bacteria that can cause a cold and a cough. Most people will improve with time and many meds can help with sympt... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Mohammad Ashori
Family Medicine 16 years experience
Tea/sinus wash: Honey lemon tea is supposed to help. Doing a sinus irrigation can help a lot. Sometimes some benadryl at night can dry you up a bit which calms the co... Read More

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