How can you tell the difference between cold and allergy

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
How can you tell the difference between cold and allergy
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Thu, 01-31-2013 - 8:32am

One of my children has had what seems to be a cold for weeks now. I'm beginning to suspect allergies. How can I tell the difference?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013

If my children are sick for longer than 10 days I generally take them to the doctor and let him decide. Usually if it is longer than a few weeks with  runny nose and watery eyes then he'll suggest an antihistimine for a couple of weeks.