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A cold lasts longer than you think

April 12, 2008

Here’s a simple question: how long should symptoms of a common cold last? Three days? How about five? Maybe a week?

A study published in January, 2008 sought to answer that question. School-age children were followed for several months, and kept records of the onset and duration of common cold symptoms like fever, congestion, cough, sneezing, and runny nose. During the study period, 81 colds occurred. The investigators also collected mucus from the kids during their colds to test it for viruses and bacteria.
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