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How do you tell it's an allergy and not a cold or something else?

Posted by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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 Sometimes I think DS has allergies and sometimes I just think he has a cold. How do you tell the difference?

by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:22 AM
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JessicaEOH
by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:23 AM
Is his snot greenish or clear?
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Momforhealth
by on May. 17, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Colds come with a fever and body aches. 

Jamie12345
by on May. 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

 colds last a few days/week, allergies last forever.

i just had to take my son to doc cause i was thnking it was cold or something and the doc was like, if he has had this longer than a few days, its not a cold.   oops i had no idea.  anyhow got him all fixed up now and i am sooooooo thankful.  :)  he has never had allergies before this year and he is 6.

 

TigerofMu
by Sonja on May. 17, 2012 at 11:05 AM

 Recurrent, consistent and continuous, fever...

Vertical15
by on May. 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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This.  Though many symptoms are the same there are differences.  If your ever concerned take them to the Dr.  Better safe then sorry.

Quoting TigerofMu:

 Recurrent, consistent and continuous, fever...


amonkeymom
by Amy on May. 17, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Colds go away fairly quickly and do not respond to OTC allergy meds.

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