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Lake Oswego, OR
A member asked:

I am having head congestion, watery eyes and sneezing. coughing beginning from drainage from nose. allergies or flu?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Murphy
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Depends: Both flu and allergies can cause upper respiratory symptoms. Flu however will be associated with high fever and resolve in 7-10 days. Allergy symptoms, depending upon exposure, can last a day or two ( think cat exposure) to months ( pollens).

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