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Why can't my baby get rid of the cold he's had for 2 weeks?

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Dr. Patrick Hieber
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In brief: Prolonged "colds"

The two most common reasons are sequential viral upper respiratory infections occuring so close together as to appear to be "one" illness( especially common in daycare setting) and sinusitis following a viral uri.
Most experts define this as persistant symptoms > 10 days. This is longer than many parents are willing to wait for antibiotic therapy.

In brief: Prolonged "colds"

The two most common reasons are sequential viral upper respiratory infections occuring so close together as to appear to be "one" illness( especially common in daycare setting) and sinusitis following a viral uri.
Most experts define this as persistant symptoms > 10 days. This is longer than many parents are willing to wait for antibiotic therapy.
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