A 19-year-old female asked:
I woke up with a very sore throat. guessing it's a cold. how many more nights of dry, sore throat will i have to endure? i'm trying to drink lots.
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
6.2k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Family Medicine 31 years experience
1-2 weeks: Colds usually last for a week but can linger up to 2 weeks. If you're sick for longer than 2 weeks - despite all your TLC - it's time to talk with your doc about what else might be going on. ::passing you the chicken soup and kleenex::.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 12, 2015
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