How to get rid of a long term cold or a returning cold

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More than a cold

Head-nose
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.
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Allergies

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.
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Asthma
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.
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