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IS IT A COLD OR ALLERGIES?

6.1 Is it a cold or allergies?

Know the Difference

Allergy symptoms can easily be confused with cold symptoms, but a misdiagnosis can slow your recovery, since you may not choose the best treatment for the cause. Here are four questions to help determine if it is a cold or allergies.
<div class="field field--name-field-taco-description field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item even"> <div class="question"> <p><strong>Question 1:</strong></p> <h3>How long have you been experiencing symptoms?</h3> <p>Colds usually last 3 to 14 days. Allergies can hang around for months if you do not reduce your exposure to what is triggering them.</p> </div> <div class="question"> <p><strong>Question 2:</strong></p> <h3>How are your eyes?</h3> <p>Colds rarely bother your eyes, but allergies tend to make them watery and itchy.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>
<div class="field field--name-field-taco-description field--type-text-with-summary field--label-above"> <div class="field__items"> <div class="field__item even"> <div class="question"> <p><strong>Question 3:</strong></p> <h3>Are you having aches and pains?</h3> <p>General aches and pains are symptoms of a cold, but are typically absent if you are suffering from allergies.</p> </div> <div class="question"> <p><strong>Question 4:</strong></p> <h3>Do you have a fever?</h3> <p>Allergies do not usually cause a fever, so if your temperature rises, you are more likely to be suffering from a cold.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div>