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Have had a cold for a week with no signs of letting up, also having breathing trouble, what is it?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
11 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor!

Chest colds last longer then other colds and 7-10 days of symptoms are not unusual.
There should be a sense of getting better. Pneumonia (bacterial infection in the lung) or asthma (tightening of the lung tubes) are both possibilities. Any time you have breathing trouble, no matter how long, is a reason to see your doctor asap!

In brief: See a doctor!

Chest colds last longer then other colds and 7-10 days of symptoms are not unusual.
There should be a sense of getting better. Pneumonia (bacterial infection in the lung) or asthma (tightening of the lung tubes) are both possibilities. Any time you have breathing trouble, no matter how long, is a reason to see your doctor asap!
Dr. Michael Klein
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get help

The worsening symptoms this far out could be a pneumonia, sinus infection or asthma.
All of these things can be easily treated if takec care of quickly and are potentially serious if not treated, so see your doctor quickly.

In brief: Get help

The worsening symptoms this far out could be a pneumonia, sinus infection or asthma.
All of these things can be easily treated if takec care of quickly and are potentially serious if not treated, so see your doctor quickly.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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