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At what point should I go to a doctor if I have a cold with no fever (duration, severity, etc.)?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine
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In brief: 7-10 days
If you're having cough, runny nose, sore throat symptoms without a fever that is not improving at all after about a week, it'd be appropriate to see a physician.
That's about the time cold symptoms should be improving. A note about fevers and colds/flu - fevers usually present at the beginning of an illness. When you get new fevers a week in, then that's abnormal and you should get seen.

In brief: 7-10 days
If you're having cough, runny nose, sore throat symptoms without a fever that is not improving at all after about a week, it'd be appropriate to see a physician.
That's about the time cold symptoms should be improving. A note about fevers and colds/flu - fevers usually present at the beginning of an illness. When you get new fevers a week in, then that's abnormal and you should get seen.
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice
In brief: 7 days
Generally 7 days or with persistent fever above 103 or trouble breathing.

In brief: 7 days
Generally 7 days or with persistent fever above 103 or trouble breathing.
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