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How long does it take to cure a common cold?

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Dr. Danielle Reznicsek
Emergency Medicine

In brief: 7-14 days

While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days.
Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea.

In brief: 7-14 days

While a common cold cannot be "cured", it will run its course within 7 to 14 days.
Antibiotics are not helpful for the common cold but there are a few supplements that have been shown to increase your body's immune response to the virus, including zinc, vitamin c, and echinacea.
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