Is it a summer cold or allergies?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Is it a summer cold or allergies?
Mon, 06-17-2013 - 12:59pm

According to Health Day News, what you think is a summer cold may be allergies. "Sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy throat? What you think is a summer cold may actually be allergies, an expert says.

"Contrary to popular belief, seasonal allergies don't only strike in the spring and fall months," Dr. Richard Weber, president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), said in a college news release. "Allergies are also common in the summer and can even last year-round for some sufferers." Read more

Can you tell the difference?


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Registered: 05-09-2010
Sun, 06-30-2013 - 8:59am

I can usually tell if it is allergies by how fast the symptoms come on. If it is an instant thing with me sneezing and scratchy throat, etc. then I know it is most likely allergies. I then will treat myself with an OTC allergy med.