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I came down with a cold about 2.5 weeks ago. I feel better than I did, it is still lingering. My col?

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Cold

Make sure you eat well and get plenty of rest until the cold has completely resolved.
You have to be sure you do not get run down any more around the holidays. I do not know what col stands for. Good luck and feel better.

In brief: Cold

Make sure you eat well and get plenty of rest until the cold has completely resolved.
You have to be sure you do not get run down any more around the holidays. I do not know what col stands for. Good luck and feel better.
Dr. Robert Stachler
Dr. Robert Stachler
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Various possibility

Allergies can mimic some symptoms of a cold, and can persist beyond the expected 3-7 days of a cold.
A cough that lingers after recovery from a cold may be post-viral bronchitis. Aches, fever, congestion, sore throat, or post-nasal drip, may indicate a post-viral sinusitis. I generally recommend that people who have symptoms lasting beyond 10 days to 2 weeks see their primary care provider.

In brief: Various possibility

Allergies can mimic some symptoms of a cold, and can persist beyond the expected 3-7 days of a cold.
A cough that lingers after recovery from a cold may be post-viral bronchitis. Aches, fever, congestion, sore throat, or post-nasal drip, may indicate a post-viral sinusitis. I generally recommend that people who have symptoms lasting beyond 10 days to 2 weeks see their primary care provider.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Lingering cough causes include bronchitis,sinus infection,pneumonia(usually w fever).Rec: see PCP.
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