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How can you recognize the symptoms of seasonal allergies verses cold symptoms?

Smartliving Guest asked this
June 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM



It can be difficult at times for even doctors to recognize the difference between allergy and cold symptoms! However, there are a few key differences:

Colds tend to:

• Have more severe symptoms. • Have more total body symptoms such as “fatigue, muscle aches, shivering, loss of appetite, fever” • Have the symptoms peak out after 3 to 5 days and gradually get better with most of the symptoms resolving in 7 to 10 days.

Seasonal allergies tend to:

• Start within 30min to an hour of exposure. • Do not have total body symptoms. • Have more itching.

Stay Healthy, Dr. Jeff M.D.

Dr. Jeff Chamberlain, MD Health Coach answered
June 9, 2011 at 2:42 PM
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