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How long does the common cold typically last?

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
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Common Cold (Definition)

An 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


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How long will the common cold usually last for?

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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Normally, how long would the common cold usually last for?

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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Approximately how long does a common cold last?

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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How long does the pain usually last ?

How long does the pain usually last ?

Depends : This depends on the type of injury or disease. Please elaborate and we will give our best medical expertise. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the flu typically last?

7-10 days: Influenza symptoms generally last 7-10 days. A persistant dry cough, worse at night, may continue for several additional weeks. ...Read more

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How long does the stomach virus last in most cases?

Stomach virus: There is no stomach virus per se but the most common one involved is the rotavirus and can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea which typically lasts up to approximately a week and the symptoms are usually milder in adults vs kids. ...Read more

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How long does a common cold congestion last?

How long does a common cold congestion last?

Wait: 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 (acetaminophen) for pain and discomfort when needed are what i recommend. There is no medical cure but wait 7 days and it will be gone. ...Read more

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How many days does the rotavirus usually last?

How many days does the rotavirus usually last?

Rotavirus illness: The length of illness can vary. Can be anywhere from a few days to up to 10 days. ...Read more

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On average, how long will a cold usually last?

On average, how long will a cold usually last?

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

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Usually how long can vertigo last, and what are the common symptoms?

Usually how long can vertigo last, and what are the common symptoms?

Depends on cause: The duration of vertigo depends on the cause. Vertigo means spinning classically but could be just a sense of imblance. Can also occur with ear fullness, ringing in the ear or hearing loss. ...Read more

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How long will the rotavirus usually last?

How long will the rotavirus usually last?

3-7 days. : Symptoms vary from day to day and from person to person. Illness usually begins 12 hours to 4 days after exposure & generally lasts for 3 - 7 days. Children may have only diarrhea or vomiting at first, but with progression become sufficiently ill to require hospitalization. Other symptoms may develop as the disease evolves; about 10% of children have only fever and vomiting upon admission. ...Read more

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How long does the whooping cough usually last?

How long does the whooping cough usually last?

Weeks: Some cases can have a cough up to 6 to 8 weeks from the time of infection. ...Read more

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How long could common cold last?

How long could common cold last?

The common cold: According to the mayo clinic, colds usually last one to two weeks. ...Read more

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How long can a stress rash last and where does it generally start?

How long can a stress rash last and where does it generally start?

Rash: A rash should be examined. What may be observed as a stress rash might actually be something else. Or you could upload a picture of your rash. ...Read more

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How long does valley fever last and what are the symptoms?

How long does valley fever last and what are the symptoms?

Weeks of weakness: Valley fever is often mild and transient with symptoms very similar to routine viral upper respiratory tract infections or even pneumonia. Most cases probably don't even come to the doctor's attention. Symptoms of fatigue can last for weeks up to months. ...Read more