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Infectious Diseases

8 Signs You Should See a Doctor About a Cold

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Adult man coughing outdoors.
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Is it a cold or something more serious?


Young woman feeling lightheaded and faint.
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Fainting or feeling like you might faint


Man vomiting.
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Persistent or severe vomiting


Young woman coughing while doctor listens to lungs.
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A cough that stays for more than 10 days


Young woman with pain in chest.
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Pain or pressure in your chest


Woman sick with a fever.
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A prolonged, high fever


Confusion concept signs.
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Feeling confused or disoriented


Woman with trouble breathing.
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Shortness of breath


Man sick on the couch with a bad cold.
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Symptoms that get worse instead of better


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