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i have had a cold and cough for several days. i cannot taste or smell. how long will this last?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Stuffy nose: This occurs secondary to nasal congestion, use a saline nasal spray and over the counter decongestant to improve your symptoms. If your lack of smell persists long after the cold is gone, time to see your doctor for a possible sinus infection.
Dr. PETER Stanfield
Psychiatry 46 years experience
Cold: This is not normal. If continued see ENT or neurologist.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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