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I have a cold- what should I do?
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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine
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In brief: Usually nothing much
Colds are usually very mild and self-limited, and do not need specific treatment.
Symptomatic care for nasal stuffiness, cough, sneezing, aching is reasonable and can be with over the counter meds if you get much worse, or have serious symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, high fever, or stay sick for more than 4-5 days, maybe get seen.Wash your hands and cover your mouth to avoid spreading!

In brief: Usually nothing much
Colds are usually very mild and self-limited, and do not need specific treatment.
Symptomatic care for nasal stuffiness, cough, sneezing, aching is reasonable and can be with over the counter meds if you get much worse, or have serious symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, high fever, or stay sick for more than 4-5 days, maybe get seen.Wash your hands and cover your mouth to avoid spreading!
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