How can you tell if you or your child’s symptoms are from a cold or from early seasonal allergies? Here’s a video that offers some extremely helpful clues for telling the two apart.
Clue #1: Fever. If you have a fever, it is more likely that you have a cold. Though seasonal allergies are called "hay fever", you will not have a raised temperature.
Clue #2: Symptoms Show Up Gradually. Allergy attacks often appear suddenly, whereas cold symptoms show up gradually, one after another.
Clue #3: Sick for More Than 2 Weeks. Most all cold will clear up within a week or so – but allergy symtpoms will go on for months.
Clue #4: You are Sick in March. If you suddenly find yourself with a naggin cold in March, it most likely is seasonal allergies caused by early pollenating plants.
Do you have any tips you’d like to shar about how to tell allergies apart from a cold? Please leave your comments here.