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A 24-year-old member asked:

at what point should i go to a doctor if i have a cold with no fever (duration, severity, etc.)?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
7-10 days: If you're having cough, runny nose, sore throat symptoms without a fever that is not improving at all after about a week, it'd be appropriate to see a physician. That's about the time cold symptoms should be improving. A note about fevers and colds/flu - fevers usually present at the beginning of an illness. When you get new fevers a week in, then that's abnormal and you should get seen.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice 18 years experience
7 days: Generally 7 days or with persistent fever above 103 or trouble breathing.

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