Do I Have Allergies or a Cold?

Allergy Symptoms Versus the Common Cold

It is sometimes difficult to tell the difference between symptoms of allergies and the common cold. The following table outlines some of the differences.
Allergy symptoms can include a runny or stuffed nose, sneezing, wheezing, and itchy and watery eyes.
Signs of a cold can include fever, aches and pains, stuffed nose, sneezing, and watery eyes.
Warning Time
Symptoms begin right away.
Cold symptoms usually take a few days to start.
Symptoms last as long as you are around the allergen.
Symptoms should clear up within a week.
Anyone who has any respiratory illness that lasts more than a week or two should consult a healthcare provider.
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