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Symptom Checker

Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Coughs and Colds

Most upper respiratory infections are short-lived. They usually cause symptoms for four or five days. If your symptoms have persisted for more than a couple of weeks, non-infectious causes of nasal discharge and sore throat should be considered.

How long have you had your symptoms?

Less than two weeks.

Two weeks or longer.

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