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Dr. Michio Abe
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Duration of common cold ?

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5-7 days: Common colds usually last approximately 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Common Cold (Definition)

Viral upper respiratory tract infection, or URI, is a condition where there is a viral infection of the nose or throat, causing redness and inflammation, runny ...Read more


Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the duration of the common cold?

Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Board Certified, Family Medicine
26 years in practice
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What is the duration of the common cold?

Varies : The common cold usually last 5-7 days, with symptoms ocassionally lasting 10-14 days. See your doctor if you don't see improvement, or if you note worsening. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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How long does the common cold typically last?

Dr. Arthur Torre
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
46 years in practice
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How long does the common cold typically last?

7 -10 days: Most common colds resolve within 7 to 10 days. Colds that last longer may have become complicated with an ear infection (acute otitis media) or sinusitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I get sick easily. I'm currently sick at the moment with the common cold, how long will it last with my d level being so low?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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I get sick easily. I'm currently sick at the moment with the common cold, how long will it last with my d level being so low?

Common Cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Archer
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long will the common cold usually last for?

Dr. Deborah Archer
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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How long will the common cold usually last for?

7-10 days: The gold standard answer is most viruses last 7-10 days however could be over in as little as 3 or long as 14 days. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long does a common cold last and how to make it go away even faster?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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How long does a common cold last and how to make it go away even faster?

It runs it's course.: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile >. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long could common cold last?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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The common cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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How long should a common cold last? I've had mine for 3 days! is this normal?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Yes: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Rhee
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Normally, how long would the common cold usually last for?

Dr. Edward Rhee
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Normally, how long would the common cold usually last for?

Less than 5-7 days: Most viral upper respiratory infection will resolve within 5-7 days. If symptoms persist beyond this length of time, or there is a worsening of symptoms after an initial improvement, it may have progressed into a bacterial infection. This is the usual pathway in the development of a sinus infection, as an example. ...Read more

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Dr. Helaine Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Dr. Helaine Levine
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Colds arn't cured: The average common cold last 10 days measures such as increasing fluids getting appropriate rest blowing your nose sucking on candy using a humidifier can help make you more comfortable. If the symptoms really interfere with eating sleeping normal activity saline washes or otc decongestant sprays/tabs/or syrups can provide short term relief. ...Read more

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