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How Long Does A Cold Last In Adults
How long can a healthy 25 year-old male adult last in cold water of 15c (59f) before hypothermia sets in?
When do you need to see a doc? How much mucus (tsp) and color (s) are normal? How long is a cough suppose to last from flu/cold? Adult 45 fm
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
It varies: I like the old saying that it lasts 9 days, "3 days coming, 3 days with you and 3 days going." I take zinc 50 mg twice daily at the first signs of a cold and I believe it significantly reduces the time it takes to leave me. Don't take zinc on an empty stomach as you will get terrible nausea. ...Read more
Cold duration: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more
See your doctor: Colds can be a virus (rhinovirus often), allergies, vasomotor rhinitis, nasal polyps, and other conditions. Your doctor will want to know what your symptoms are and what time of the year they are worse. School teachers around little kids get lots of colds, until they build up their immunity after several years. Allergies to pets are frequently thought of as colds. ...Read more
How long does a cold last? My child has been coughing for a week and half sometimes not always I can listen to her chest and you hear a wraspy sound
How long does a cold last? Also, how long does minor food poisoning last? Also, for both questions, when should you consult your doctor or go to er?
Colds usually colds last 5-7 days. If you know it is a cold and not the flu, staying at home drinking fluids, resting and using saline nasal spray or tylenol (acetaminophen) (if you are not allergic) for help with fever or aches. If you have the flu or had the flu vaccine, you should check with your doctor because some additional meds may be helpful.
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How long does a cold type virus last in your system before it dies? Does it phase out on its on or does it have to be killed?
Depends on virus: Most " colds" are caused by viruses and can last from a few days to weeks depending on which virus is the culprit. Most have no treatment to kill the virus and you just have to wait for it to run its course. Some viral infections like the flu have a specific treatment called tamifllu but it has to be taken within the first two days to help. Antibiotics are not helpful for viral infections. ...Read more
Herpes life: Not long. Herpes is a finicky virus and needs warm moist conditions. It won't survive longer than a few minutes on dry cool surfaces such as your hands. It will survive longer on most warm surfaces such as your genitals, inside the nose and possibly wet warm towels in a steamy bathroom or the edge of a warm tea cup ...Read more
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
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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