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i have a ruunny nose cough and watery eyes with body aches is it allergies a cold or flu

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Probably infection: Allergies generally do not cause body aches. Any viral infection could be responsible.
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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Viral infection: Your description sounds like a viral infection.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Cold or allergies: monitor your temperature, drink fluids and rest. Try nasal saline spray and an antihistamine. Watch for signs of infection and distress.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Cold vaccine: Unfortunately there are no vaccines for the common cold.Have you been evaluated for allergies? Your symptoms could be allergy related.
Dr. Michael Greenberg
28 years experience Pediatrics
Not yet: There are many different viruses which cause the common cold, and so far there is no vaccine. Many vaccine makers are working on it, however.
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Both flu and allergies can cause upper respiratory symptoms. Flu however will be associated with high fever and resolve in 7-10 days. Allergy symptoms ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Wolfe
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
How : How long have you had symptoms? These symptoms sound like a viral respiratory tract infection. This is also allergy season and many symptoms overlap ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Allergies? Uncertain: Although this sounds a lot like an allergy, it could also be due to a viral infection (to include COVID 19). Allergies usually don't cause muscle ach ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Features of both: But sounds more allergic than not. Might try over the counter Loratadine for a few days and see if that makes you better.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
OTC: Generally speaking, over the counter remedies, other than fever reducers like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, are not recommended in the pediatric ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy: The itching points to allergy and not cold or flu. It appears that the baby may have eczema as well judging from the topical steroid use.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Flu?: You likely have a viral infection which can cause discolored nasal discharge and coughing. If the symptoms last more than 10 days, see your doctor. If ... Read More

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