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A 30-year-old female asked:

At day 8 after cold onset. everything else cleared, but when to be concerned about lingering sore throat and excessive nasal mucus (thick/green)?

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Dr. Elizabeth Nesmith
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Cold: The majority of colds are caused by viruses, which can take 2 weeks or so to resolve. As long as you are feeling better, keep taking over the counter meds such as antihistamines. If you start to feel worse or develop new fevers, you may now have become infected with a bacteria and antibiotics may be necessary.
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Last updated Mar 24, 2018


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