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How To Tell The Difference Between Common Cold And Allergy ?

Spring days can be terrible for those who struggle with allergies. For those with low immunity, may be more severe, given that they can catch a cold even with the slightest change in weather. Warm, cold, dust, pollen … Believe it or not, many people have trouble distinguishing the symptoms that occur due to allergies and / or cold. That further leads to wrong treatment, so instead of getting better, the situation only gets worse.


Basically, colds are caused by a virus, while allergies are the reaction of the immune system when the body is exposed to certain allergens such as pollen, dust, dandruff from pets etc.

If you look the following table closely, you can notice why we often get confused by these two conditions. Whether it is an allergy or a cold, it is normal to feel tired, to start sneezing and coughing, runny nose and to constantly feel pressure regarding the sinuses, because your nose is stuffy.



Common symptoms

Irritation in eyes



Irritation in ears



Irritation in throat

Dry and hoarse throat



Body aches

Stuffy nose

Redness (optional)


Runny nose

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