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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Cold Duration and Safety
I am having cold and slight cough for more than a week. I have nasal discharge with yellow mucus. Sometimes I have minor headaches too. Is this normal for the cold to last for more than a week with yellow mucus?
7-10 days are about the limit for colds. If it lasts more than that, you might consider that it's a sinus infection.
Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University