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How can I tell if I am suffering from a cold or from allergies?

The common cold and allergies can be hard to differentiate because they share many of the same symptoms. However, they are two different diseases and treatments for each are different.

To tell the difference, take a look at the type of symptoms you are experiencing.Symptoms of allergies include itchy eyes, runny nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, and sometimes cough and sore throat. Symptoms of the common cold include similar symptoms of allergies such as cough, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. However, coughing is a lot more common when you have a cold. Other symptoms of the common cold may include general aches, pains, and fever.

The common cold also lasts for only about a week, while allergies last for weeks or even longer. To ensure you're using the right treatment and medication, you need to get a proper diagnosis by visiting your doctor.



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