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Can the common cold lead to secondary infections?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
About 2-3% of colds may be complicated by secondary bacterial infection, including sinusitis and otitis media.

In brief: Yes
About 2-3% of colds may be complicated by secondary bacterial infection, including sinusitis and otitis media.
Dr. Michio Abe
Dr. Michio Abe
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
There are many secondary issues from a cold virus depending upon one's state of health and immune response.
Ear infections, sinusitis and pneumonias are such examples. Sometimes, these complications require antibiotic therapy. See your doctor.

In brief: Yes
There are many secondary issues from a cold virus depending upon one's state of health and immune response.
Ear infections, sinusitis and pneumonias are such examples. Sometimes, these complications require antibiotic therapy. See your doctor.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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