In my book, What You Must Know About Allergy Relief, I give my readers the difference between colds and allergies.
Actually time will tell if it is a cold or allergy. Although both begin with an itchy, runny nose and even a scratchy throat, they don’t end up the same way. Here are some tips to tell them apart:
1. Check you tissues! Allergy secretions are thin and clear.
Cold secretions are thicker and may change color to green or yellow.
2. Colds lasts 7 to 10 days. Allergies can go on indefinitely.
3. Low grade fever is a cold symptom.
4. If you seem to develop a cold during the same time each year, it could be a sign of a seasonal allergy.
5. If you have a seasonal allergy, your symptoms will get worse outdoors.
6. Even if it’s not hay fever season, you could still be having an allergic reaction to an indoor allergen, such as dust, mold, or a pet.
If you get a diagnosis as an allergy, buy a good air purifier and keep it on in your bedroom all the time. This purifies the air from dust, pollen and molds.
by Dr. Earl Mindell