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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have had a sudden onset of what i think might be allergies. ..sneezing, nasal congestion and itchy, red, dry eyes. is this a cold or allergies?

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Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
It can be difficult: To distinguish between the onset of a cold ( virus ) and allergies.Allergists often perform a special nasal discharge smear and stain and look for allergy cells under the microscope.Your PCP can help u figure this out.
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