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How long is a cough/cold contagious?

My son has a cold/cough. The cold started around Thanksgiving and the cough, maybe Monday.

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:11 PM on Dec. 4, 2010 in Health

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  • There is a virus that is going around that lasts about 6 weeks, atleast that is what the doctor told me. But a cold usually lasts a couple of days.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:15 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • A cold will last 3-5 days, however if you have a cough it could persist for a week or more.

    Answer by Kathy675 at 8:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2010

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