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I've had a cold for about a month now, and it's not getting better! Should I be worried?

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Question - (2 October 2007) 3 Answers - (Newest, 2 October 2007)
A female United Kingdom age 30-35, anonymous writes:

why am i worried about this?

i have been having a cold for almost about a month and seems to not get better! i have been coughing out flem if you know what i mean. i cough up this everyday to get rid of it and try make myself feel better. now at times i have a stuffed up nose, and everytime i blow it seems to get stuffed up even more. i am so congested sometimes. also i can't even smell or taste my food or the surroundings im in. please help and tell what is wrong with me and has any ever experience this?

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A reader, anonymous, writes (2 October 2007):

Hi, if you havent already seen a doctor make an appointment asap, it sounds like a minor chest infection nothing to really worry about you'll just need antibiotics if thats what it is. Aslo look at your diet etc is it balanced? do you eat plenty of protien, fruit and veg? and do you sleep well? all these things can affect your health. x

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A male reader, Dr D United Kingdom +, writes (2 October 2007):

i have had something similiar but it didnt last as long as you are saying so i would advise seeing your GP for some advise and possibly some treatment

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A female reader, anonymous, writes (2 October 2007):

Girl get yourself to the doctor. You probably have an upper respiratory infection and that is not going to get better without antibiotics. You need antibiotics. Or you could have bronchitis. That also needs antibiotics. If you don't get treatment it could turn into pneumonia.

Just go. It's not a big deal. And yes I have had friends who were sick with a cold like the one you describe.

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