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Allergies or Cold?

Can’t figure out whether you have allergies or a cold? To get relief you need to know which one you have first. Take our quiz to find out.

  • Allergies or Cold? Can’t figure out whether you have allergies or a cold? To get relief you need to know which one you have first. Take our quiz to find out.
  • Do you have a runny nose?
  • YES A thin, clear discharge is most likely a sign of allergies.
  • NO The most common symptom of allergies and a cold is a stuffy, runny nose.
  • Do you have a fever?
  • NO Allergies don’t usually cause a fever.
  • YES One of the worst things about a cold is the fever that goes with it.
  • Do you have aches and pains?
  • no Allergies are not usually accompanied by an aching body.
  • yes An aching body typically means that you have a cold, not allergies.
  • did your symptoms develop fast or slow?
  • fast Allergy symptoms flare up as soon as you’ve come into contact with an allergen.
  • slow Cold symptoms can take several days to develop.
  • is the weather warm or chilly?
  • warm Allergies are more common during the warmer months when the air is filled with pollen.
  • chilly Colds are more likely to develop in winter.
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