DNB (Respiratory Diseases), MD - Tuberculosis & Respiratory Diseases / Pulmonary Medicine, Diploma in Tuberculosis and Chest Diseases (DTCD)
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Cold and cough are a part of growing up you teen age. There are a lot of viruses in the community and it spreads from one person to the next by coughing sneezing or contact with person or areas where they have touched. So you get it. Once you get it you develop resistance to it. It never occurs again but a different virus will produce the next cough and cold. By 30 to 40 years the frequency of cough cold decreases dramatically as you have already got good defense by the previous attacks. Medicines will only give some temporary relief. The cold and cough will go away in 14 days time in most whether you take medicines or not. So there is no need for any more worry. Some develop asthma ; sneezing ; allergy cough etc with viral fever especially in kids and then you have to get allergy doctors help. Your case it will go away soon. Do not worry for each cold/cough attack if it is mild and short lived.
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