Is it a cold or allergies?

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Is it a cold or allergies?
Tue, 09-25-2012 - 10:52am

Do you have a cold or allergies? How do you know?


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Registered: 11-14-2008
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 10:55am

I don't have either right now, thank goodness! But I can usually tell when it's an allergy rather than a cold because my eyes tend to water a lot and I get this annoying tickle in the back of my throat.

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Registered: 04-11-2012
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 12:20pm

With a cold my symptoms tend to get worse over a few days but with allergies they start out strong and fierce and get better with some antihistamines.

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Registered: 06-25-2008
Thu, 09-27-2012 - 12:31pm

I really can't tell so I treat both the same: lots of fluids, sudafed during the day, and benadryl at night.