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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    If symptoms of a cold appear how soon should you see your GP?

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    Dr Amandeep Hansra

    GP (General Practitioner)

    You generally do not need to see a doctor if you have mild symptoms of a cold. However, if you are experiencing more serious symptoms such as a fever, headache, shortness of breath, vomiting, persistent cough, chest pain, difficulty drinking fluids, marked tiredness or lack of energy, neck stiffness, sensitivity to light or anything else of concern, you should see your GP. You should also see your GP if you have a background of another medical condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart problems or a weakened immune system.

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