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Should I talk to my doctor about my catarrh symptoms?

Most cases of catarrh will clear up in several days and are caused by minor infections or temporary allergies. These can be treated on your own by decongestants and do not require a trip to the doctor. If your symptoms persist longer than several days, you should go to the doctor to see if there is an underlying cause like chronic catarrh. These causes might require more intensive diagnostic skills or prescription treatment. Consider seeing your doctor also if your symptoms take a turn for the worse, or worsen an existing problem like asthma.

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