Comparing Pollen Allergy and the Common Cold

Pollen Allergy Versus Colds

You can distinguish pollen allergy symptoms from a cold because a cold tends to be short-lived, results in thicker nasal secretions, and is usually associated with sore throat, hoarseness, malaise, and fever.
 
Below are some other differences between pollen allergy and the common cold:
 
 
Pollen Allergy
Colds
Signs
Signs can include running or stuffed nose, sneezing, wheezing, and itchy and watery eyes.
Signs can include fever, aches and pains, stuffed nose, sneezing, and watery eyes.
Warning Time
Symptoms begin right away.
Symptoms usually take a few days to start.
Duration
Symptoms last as long as you are around the allergen.
Symptoms should clear up within a week.
  
ADHD and Girls

Different Types of Allergies

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.