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Should I talk to my doctor about my infective rhinitis symptoms?

If you have infective rhinitis (a common cold) you probably do not need to see a doctor. However, you should talk to your doctor about your symptoms if they are severe or persistent. A low-grade fever sometimes accompanies a cold, but a high fever should always be reported to a doctor. A common cold should not last longer than 10-14 days. If symptoms last longer, it may signal a secondary infection that your doctor may need to treat with prescription medications.

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