How long do colds usually last?

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
August 26, 2009 7:18pm CST
Add to Faves Share Print Edit I haven't had a cold in so long - generally I find I get them when moving - especially when it includes flying. I just visited my in-laws and we are on the edge of our seats to see if we are going to move again from NM. We are going to stay at one of those executive hotels for awhile while we find out rather then sign another lease. You know those extended stays. so I hope the double whammy doesn't make it last longer! I've been cuddled up on a big chair with the computer for the past few days. Drinking water and eating my vitamins and sucking on as money honey lemon lozenges as I'm allowed. Trying to convince my little one that taking a time out from our long four-five hour adventures at the Rio Grande Park - him half reclining in his stroller half running about and exploring - as well as our running and jumping games and instead cuddling, napping and playing quietly is a good thing! It began some days ago... and I thought it was getting better (I may have caught it from niece and nephew or the initial flight) seemed to be improving then got a bit worse...now it seems to be getting better again. What do you guys think - 24 more hours? What did you guys do when you had little ones and were sick and so exhausted you just wanted to stay in one place - and they're not up for napping - or at times you're not able to - because laying down is worse?
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• United States
27 Aug 09
It has been a long time since I had a cold but if I remember correctly it takes a week to get over a cold.
• Abernathy, Texas
28 Aug 09
Sounds like me! :)
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@taztheone (1726)
• India
27 Aug 09
I hate to think about Cold. It always comes & goes like an uninvited guest. Well there are people for whom there will never be a life without Cold. They have continuous cold- may not be running nose always- throughout the year!!
• Abernathy, Texas
27 Aug 09
I certainly hope that last won't be the case for me! How apt and poetic to say that colds are like an uninvited guest.