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What to do with persistent cold that is not raising fever. I have had this for over a month.?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
7 doctors agree

In brief: Walking pneumonia

If an infection is suspected, a possibility is something called mycoplasma pneumonia which can present as an ongoing cold with or without fever.
Could be something other than an infection too, such as asthma, allergic bronchitis, or other issue. Have it checked out by your doctor.

In brief: Walking pneumonia

If an infection is suspected, a possibility is something called mycoplasma pneumonia which can present as an ongoing cold with or without fever.
Could be something other than an infection too, such as asthma, allergic bronchitis, or other issue. Have it checked out by your doctor.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Dr. Cindy Juster
I'd also add sinusitis as a possibility.
Dr. John Leander Po
Must definitely- added to the answer- Thanks!
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Allergies?

Persistent cold-like symptoms for over a month could be due to allergy.
To make this diagnosis and initiate treatment, you need to see your doctor.

In brief: Allergies?

Persistent cold-like symptoms for over a month could be due to allergy.
To make this diagnosis and initiate treatment, you need to see your doctor.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Persistent cold

The most common reason for the cold that hangs on for a month or longer is bronchospasm triggered by the cold.
The cold is usually a viral infection, for which there is no treatment, as antibiotics won't help. But in susceptible people viral infections can trigger low grade bronchospasm, with or without mild wheezing, which causes spasms of cough for up to a 2 months. Treat with bronchodilator.

In brief: Persistent cold

The most common reason for the cold that hangs on for a month or longer is bronchospasm triggered by the cold.
The cold is usually a viral infection, for which there is no treatment, as antibiotics won't help. But in susceptible people viral infections can trigger low grade bronchospasm, with or without mild wheezing, which causes spasms of cough for up to a 2 months. Treat with bronchodilator.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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