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how can i tell the difference of a cold or allergies!?

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Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Difficult: Alot of the symptoms of a cold and allergy overlap. However, allergy does not give a fever and cold will resolve within a week or so.
Answered on Nov 27, 2013

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