DAY 8 to 10:
The late stage of a cold takes place within days eight to ten. During this phase, the severity of your symptoms should decrease as you experience less nasal congestion and aching. While coughing may also decrease for most people, some people may develop a nagging cough, that can last longer, after your initial infection.
If your symptoms last longer than average, are severe, and/or your fever returns, you should contact a doctor.