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A 40-year-old member asked:

I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). does this sound like a cold or allergies?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
Cold: These are all symptoms of a cold. Allergy is less likely since this is so widespread. Do the usual: Plenty of fluids, warmth, hot baths and over the counter decongestants like Chlorpheneramine and expectorants if you are coughing. See your doctor if this is persistent.
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