A 58-year-old female asked:
I have had a respiratory ailment for a week. most symptoms are gone except a cough, fever that returns at night, lethargy. when is this going away?!
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Geriatrics 38 years experience
Duration of cold?: Usually the recovery from an upper respiratory viral infection will take from 1-3 weeks depending on the virus, its virulence and the underlying constitution of the individual. Most folks recover in 10- 15 days.
The persistent fever could indicate a deeper problem. You may want to address that with a doctor.
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