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Dr. Michio Abe answered:

duration of common cold ?

5-7 days

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Common colds usually last approximately 5-7 days.
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What is the duration of the common cold?

Varies

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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
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

How long do you think is a common cold contagious?

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As long as you are symptomatic.
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Dr. Michael E. Ein answered:

How long does a common cold congestion last?

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The zinc in coldeze may shorten the duration of a cold by a day or so. Symptomatic treatment will make you feel better. Throat lozenges for sore throat, oral pseudephedrine or topical Neosynephrine for nasal congestion, Robitussin DM for cough and tylenol for pain and discomfort when needed are what I recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone.
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How long should a common cold last? I've had mine for 3 days! is this normal?

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According to the Mayo Clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks.
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Let's say I just caught a common cold. What can I expect, and for how long? When will I stop being contagious?

Common cold

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The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses and is the commonest infection in the world. Symptoms vary: runny nose, congestion, cough, sore throat, headache and general malaise. The infection can come on 2-3 days after exposure (incubation period) and last anywhere from 4 to 14 days. You are infectious as long as you are shedding the virus secretions.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

How long does diarrhea associated with common cold last?

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Diarrhea seldom occurs with a common cold which is an upper respiratory infection. Not sure what you have, but if it keeps up see a doctor.
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How long does increased tearing associated with common cold last?

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a week or so
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How long could common cold last?

The common cold

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Dr. Helaine Levine answered:

Approximately how long does a common cold last?

Colds arn't cured

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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.
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