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How to get rid of a long term cold or a returning cold?
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Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: More than a cold
A cold usually is referring to a viral infection in and around the nose.
It causes things like a runny and congested nose, a cough, a bit of a sore throat and generally not feelin good. It is worse the first week and should be mostly gone the second. When it lasts a iot longer or gets much worse it may be allergies or a bacterial infection. Your dr will have to sort out the best treatment.

In brief: More than a cold
A cold usually is referring to a viral infection in and around the nose.
It causes things like a runny and congested nose, a cough, a bit of a sore throat and generally not feelin good. It is worse the first week and should be mostly gone the second. When it lasts a iot longer or gets much worse it may be allergies or a bacterial infection. Your dr will have to sort out the best treatment.
Dr. Robert Grieco
Dr. Robert Grieco
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
What is your definition for a long term cold? Colds can last 2 weeks on average (sometimes longer), however, if things are lingering, see you doc to see if any secondary issues or illnesses are occurring like pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, asthma, etc.

In brief: See below
What is your definition for a long term cold? Colds can last 2 weeks on average (sometimes longer), however, if things are lingering, see you doc to see if any secondary issues or illnesses are occurring like pneumonia, bacterial bronchitis, asthma, etc.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Allergies
Unless you are having colored secretions, with a cough, you probably have allergies.
You should get checked to see if you have them. Allergies predispose you to a cold. Good luck.

In brief: Allergies
Unless you are having colored secretions, with a cough, you probably have allergies.
You should get checked to see if you have them. Allergies predispose you to a cold. Good luck.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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