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What are the difference in a cold and regular allergies?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Good question: A cold should last no more than 10 days and may include a fever, thick nasal discharge. An allergy can go for days, weeks, months or year round. Allergies have more itching and sneezing. Eye itch/redness are associated with allergies. There is much overlap in symptoms. For an easy to read chart go to my blog below http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/02/is-it-a-cold-sinus-or-allergies.

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