Learning the Differences Between Seasonal Allergies and A Cold
Seasonal allergies and the common cold often have very similar symptoms. Therefore, it is important to be aware of these common symptoms (and the subtle differences between them) so that you can better treat your diagnosis.
Mucus: Mucus is a common symptom for both a cold, as well as seasonal allergies. The difference is that if the mucus is a yellowish nasal discharge, you most likely have a cold; if the mucus is clear and watery, you probably have allergies.
Sneezing: Sneezing is more common from an allergy sufferer than from a person who caught a cold, especially if the person sneezes multiple times in a row.
Fever: Fevers are not usually associated with allergies. However, fevers often accompany the common cold.
The occurrence and duration of your symptoms are a good way to determine if you are suffering from seasonal allergies or the common cold. For example, cold symptoms appear in stages: first sneezing, then a runny nose, and then congestion. However, allergy symptoms occur all at once. Also, colds usually last for 7 to 10 days, while allergies can last as long as the person is exposed to the allergy-causing agent.
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