How long does the average cold last?

by Ajay Mhatre|04 Nov 2020|Health|Cold and Flu|354 views
How long does a cold last? For adults, a common cold will usually clear up on its own within about 7 to 10 days. If you have a cough, it may take you a little longer to recover.

Considering this, what are the stages of a cold?

This is the peak stage of a cold. It usually occurs within 2–3 days of experiencing the first cold symptoms. People may also notice mucus from the nose turning white, green, or yellow during this stage.

Stage 2
  • a runny nose.
  • congestion.
  • mild aches.
  • sneezing.
  • a sore throat.
  • tiredness.
  • fatigue.
  • cough.

Secondly, how can I shorten my cold?

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  1. Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration.
  2. Rest. Your body needs to heal.
  3. Soothe a sore throat.
  4. Combat stuffiness.
  5. Relieve pain.
  6. Sip warm liquids.
  7. Add moisture to the air.
  8. Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications.

Why is my cold lasting so long?

Allergies can come on quickly, and they last for as long as you come in contact with the allergen. Both cause a cough, runny nose, and sneezing, but a cold is more likely to give you aches and pains or a fever. But a sinus infection typically shows up after the normal time it takes for a cold to run its course.

How can I speed up my cold recovery?

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  1. Stay hydrated. Water, juice, clear broth or warm lemon water with honey helps loosen congestion and prevents dehydration.
  2. Rest. Your body needs to heal.
  3. Soothe a sore throat.
  4. Combat stuffiness.
  5. Relieve pain.
  6. Sip warm liquids.
  7. Add moisture to the air.
  8. Try over-the-counter (OTC) cold and cough medications.

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