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How long does a cold last? My child has been coughing for a week and half sometimes not always I can listen to her chest and you hear a wraspy sound

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Dr. Lori Semel
Pediatrics

In brief: URI

The initial phase of a cold lasts 5-7 days.
After that can be some lingering cough for a few more weeks. Unless her cough is accompanied by difficulty breathing, wheezing or high fever, it should be okay to treat her sympromatically.

In brief: URI

The initial phase of a cold lasts 5-7 days.
After that can be some lingering cough for a few more weeks. Unless her cough is accompanied by difficulty breathing, wheezing or high fever, it should be okay to treat her sympromatically.
Dr. Lori Semel
Dr. Lori Semel
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Dr. Marvin Ott
Emergency Medicine

In brief: The average cold

lasts about 1-2 weeks.
In some cases, the cough can linger for up to 3-4 weeks. Hope this helps!

In brief: The average cold

lasts about 1-2 weeks.
In some cases, the cough can linger for up to 3-4 weeks. Hope this helps!
Dr. Marvin Ott
Dr. Marvin Ott
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