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How long can a cough last after an URTI

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How long can a cough last after an URTI
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Welcome back to and thank you question.
I'm so sorry to hear of your discomfort. I will do whatever I can to help answer your questions:
An upper respiratory tract infection(URTI) is usually caused by a virus.
Symptoms are typically at their worst after 2-3 days, and then gradually clear. However, the cough may carry on after the infection has gone because swelling in the airways can take a longer time to settle.
It may take 2-3 weeks, after other symptoms have gone, cough to clear completely.
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