Prognosis of Common cold


About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Common cold usually refers to the likely outcome of Common cold. The prognosis of Common cold may include the duration of Common cold, chances of complications of Common cold, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Common cold, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Common cold. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Common cold: Good. Colds are rarely dangerous to healthy children or adults; some risk to infants, elderly or at-risk groups.
Duration of Common cold: 2-14 days, typically 7 days
Duration of Common cold: Cold symptoms can last from two to 14 days, but two-thirds of people recover in a week.1
Complications: see complications of Common cold

1. excerpt from The Common Cold, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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