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cold or allergies?

runny nose, stuffy nose, sore throat, sneezing coughing. cold or allergies??

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Asked by xhellxfirex495 at 8:23 AM on Apr. 22, 2009 in Health

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  • Either one.

    Allergies are usually accompanied by itchy eyes and nose, but not always.

    How I tell is that I take an allergy pill. If I clear up almost completely, I know it's allergies.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 9:28 AM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • I agree with the previous poster - it can be either one.
    If a fever develops then it's a virus.

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 7:05 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

  • Either one. You could also get sinus headaches and facial numbness/pain with allergies. Trust me, I have allergies 10 months out of the year. Try a couple of doses of OTC allergy meds and if the symptoms go away, it's allergies. Colds tend to last 7-10 days. Allergies tend to come and go. I live on Zyrtec D for those 10 months.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:37 PM on Apr. 22, 2009

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