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What's the timeline for the development of a common cold?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Colds, which are caused by viruses, range in severity from mild to severe depending on the virus and your degree of immunity.
Typically, it incubates 1-3 days after exposure followed by sore throat, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea (running), sneezing, and often ends with some degree of bronchitis. (cough) . It may be as brief as 3-4 days but can stretch to 10-14. You've been there!

In brief: You already know!
Colds, which are caused by viruses, range in severity from mild to severe depending on the virus and your degree of immunity.
Typically, it incubates 1-3 days after exposure followed by sore throat, nasal congestion and rhinorrhea (running), sneezing, and often ends with some degree of bronchitis. (cough) . It may be as brief as 3-4 days but can stretch to 10-14. You've been there!
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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In brief: About 3 days
About 3 days. Depending on the virus.

In brief: About 3 days
About 3 days. Depending on the virus.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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