health conditions


Question by  Alice (26)

How long should a common cold last?

What to do about a lingering cold.


Answer by  reddeb96701 (494)

It should only last a few weeks at most. If It is going on for more than that or gets worse you might want to go back to the doctor.


Answer by  Che (425)

The common cold usually lasts from 5 to 10 days. You feel worse the first 3 days. A cough can sometimes linger for two weeks. If your symptoms don't improve after two weeks it is possible you have a secondary infection and may require antibiotics by prescription from a doctor. Be sure to get a lot of rest!


Answer by  malpoa (363)

A common cold is the most common infection and lasts for a period ranging from a week two weeks. Drinking a lot of water and eating a lot of fruits that contain vitamin c helps in getting rid of cold quickly. Lingering cold can be a symptom of sinusitus. If sinusitis isnt properly treated, it can last for months.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

The common cold can last anywhere from five to ten days. If it lingers longer than that you should consult with a doctor.


Answer by  ritujain (234)

A normal cold can be last for four or can be a week also because when cold enters to our body it simply find its place in the joints and it is very difficult for anyone to remove this cold from that place so it can be last for a week also.

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