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A 39-year-old member asked:

I have a common cold with cough, sore throat and mucus, does it get worse after 2 days?

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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
Cold: Not sure of the question. Sounds like a viral illness in which symptoms don't always develop all at the same time and typically don't all resolve at the same time. Symptoms can last for up to 14 days and sometimes cough lingers for even longer- can be with or without mucus.

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