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I have had a cold for 3 weeks. Is this serious or will I…

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I have had a cold for 3 weeks. Is this serious or will I eventually win the battle

Doctor's Assistant: Do you have a fever? Do you have any other existing medical conditions?

No existing medical conditions. I run a low grade fever of 100 sometimes

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Doctor: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Greg, Board Certified MD replied 2 months ago

I'm sorry to hear that you have been suffering from cold symptoms for so long. Yes, fortunately, you will eventually get through this infection. Your immune system will eventually overtake and kill the virus.

Sometimes, a person will develop post nasal drip syndrome in which mucus left over from the sinuses will drip to the back of the throat. In these cases, a person will feel the need to clear their throat multiple times during the day, they will have a cough, intermittent sore throat, and hoarseness of the voice, which all worsens overnight while attempting to sleep. This occurs because gravity cases more mucus to drip from the sinuses when a person lies flat. The treatment for this includes decongestants (i.e. Claritin-D), nasal sprays (i.e. Flonase), and cough medications (i.e. Delsym).

Unfortunately, these symptoms can last for several weeks to months in some cases. Please let me know if I can answer any additional questions for you.

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