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Complications

Some people get complications from a cold. A cold can sometimes lead to acute bronchitis, croup, pneumonia, sinusitis, or strep throat. People with chronic lung diseases like asthma, and COPD,  are especially vulnerable. People with asthma and COPD who get colds should follow their written action plans, and see their doctor if symptoms do not improve.

 

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