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what is the difference between being sick and allergies

Lately I feel like I'm getting a cold but it never progresses into a full blown cold
I have never had allergies but hear they can develop at any age.

 
wheresthewayout

Asked by wheresthewayout at 6:56 PM on Nov. 20, 2010 in Health

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  • allergies can definitely happen at any age... the difference in my colds and allergies are:

    cold: runny or stuffy nose, cough, headache, fever, body aches, just feel yuck
    allergies: runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes

    babymar

    Answer by babymar at 6:58 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • fever, green or yellowish snot....
    JakesCupcake

    Answer by JakesCupcake at 6:58 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • That's a tough call. When I have allergies, extremely, I do feel sick. I basically have the runny nose, but feels stuffy as well, I sneeze, my eyes water, I wheeze, I have somewhat of a headache, etc.
    m-avi

    Answer by m-avi at 6:58 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • sick usually comes with a fever and aches and pains. Allergies are just runny stuffy sneezey.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:06 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • my nose is stuffy but runny, sneeze alot, scratchy throat and feel like crap
    wheresthewayout

    Comment by wheresthewayout (original poster) at 7:15 PM on Nov. 20, 2010

  • Allgeries can feel like your sick but they only happen if you eat r touch something your allgeric to. Being sick is a bacteria or virues.
    Betutah

    Answer by Betutah at 8:51 PM on Nov. 20, 2010