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We say pick up or catch a cold when we first get it.

Then when it really intensifies we say smth like "it's settled /settling in", I don't know whatever else people would say..

Anyways, when it subsides and we're feeling better. What is there to say?

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    At the point a fever begins to subside we say the fever has "broken". I don't know of a similar term for a cold or other disease. – Jim Mack Apr 23 '16 at 20:03
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    I never heard anyone say My cold is settling in, but for the third phase it's often I'm getting over a cold. – FumbleFingers Apr 23 '16 at 20:42
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    To me, "settling in" implies that the cold is going to be with you for a long time, and is not going away. I would use "getting over" or "recovering from". – Simon B Apr 23 '16 at 21:13
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    Other possibility: "on the mend". Example: I heard you had the flu, but I'm glad to see you're on the mend. – Graffito Apr 23 '16 at 21:38
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    "I'm starting to feel human again." – Icy Apr 23 '16 at 22:37
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We would say that the fever broke (definition 5).

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