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A 39-year-old male asked:

How long does a cold last? i have had a stuffy nose for three days now. feeling a little better better and no fever but still sneezing. i used a saline nasal spray and flonase but it just clogs my nose up worse.

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Colds : 10 -14 days. https://www.cdc.gov/getsmart/community/materials-references/print-materials/hcp/adult-tract-infection.pdf Using too many things in the nose too often can cause a rebound congestion. If your symptoms are uncomfortable or have a temperature greater than 100.5 F more than 3 days, or temperature more than 102 see your doctor. Drink extra water (if you are permitted)
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