A 39-year-old member asked:
How can you differentiate between hay fever and cold?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
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Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 52 years experience
Itchy eyes or fever: Hay fever is caused by exposure to allergens. Colds are caused by germs. Both can give you a runny and or stuffy nose with sneezing, but allergies often cause itchy eyes as well. If there is a fever than an infection is typically the cause but not all infections cause fever. Heyfever often lasts for weeks, colds should resolve in several days.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between hay fever and a cold?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Hay fever vs cold: From a practical perspective, the symptoms of both of these disorders are the same--runny nose and sneezing, perhaps also with itching, running eyes. The difference is that a cold will only last 3-4 days usually, while allergy symptoms tend to be chronic (eg., last all spring). So if your cold symtpoms don't quit after a week, you probably have allergies.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How could i tell if I have hay fever or a cold?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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