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I have had a bad cold for around six weeks now. At first I just had a runny nose and cough, but now I have a headache and feel tired. ?
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Sinus infection.
About 10% of the patients with an upper respiratory viral infection end up with a sinus infection.
See your doctor.

In brief: Sinus infection.
About 10% of the patients with an upper respiratory viral infection end up with a sinus infection.
See your doctor.
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. David Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: "bad cold"
Colds will only last 5-7 days.
Since your symptoms are much longer, you likely have developed bacterial sinusitis. You need to see your primary physician for evaluation. Over-the-counter meds may help in the meantime. Afrin nasal spray used only 3-4 days can especially improve sinusitis symptoms.

In brief: "bad cold"
Colds will only last 5-7 days.
Since your symptoms are much longer, you likely have developed bacterial sinusitis. You need to see your primary physician for evaluation. Over-the-counter meds may help in the meantime. Afrin nasal spray used only 3-4 days can especially improve sinusitis symptoms.
Dr. David Mann
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