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I keep coughing a lot and sneezing. Does sneezing means it's allergies or could still be viruses?
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, and yes
Sneezing is a defense mechanism, and merely means your upper airway and/or nasal passages are irritated.
It can be irritation from allergies or from a viral infection (or someone making you sniff pepper).

In brief: Yes, and yes
Sneezing is a defense mechanism, and merely means your upper airway and/or nasal passages are irritated.
It can be irritation from allergies or from a viral infection (or someone making you sniff pepper).
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
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Dr. Anlin Xu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Both
Sneezing is a nose's reaction to expell offending agents, allergen or virus.
The difference is that, a cold lasts about 1-2 weeks; but allergy symptoms can last a long time, depending on the season of the allergen that you r allergic to.

In brief: Both
Sneezing is a nose's reaction to expell offending agents, allergen or virus.
The difference is that, a cold lasts about 1-2 weeks; but allergy symptoms can last a long time, depending on the season of the allergen that you r allergic to.
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
In brief: Both possible...
Sneezing and coughing are symptoms of both allergies and upper respiratory viral infections.
If it is viral, it will get better in a few days to week or so and symptoms are present regardless of environment. Allergies typically last longer and symptoms improve when away from allergic triggers. See your doctor to determine your diagnosis.

In brief: Both possible...
Sneezing and coughing are symptoms of both allergies and upper respiratory viral infections.
If it is viral, it will get better in a few days to week or so and symptoms are present regardless of environment. Allergies typically last longer and symptoms improve when away from allergic triggers. See your doctor to determine your diagnosis.
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