I have a somewhat a runny nose with ocassional sneeze is it a cold or allergies?

It could be either. A cold usually lasts one to two weeks. Whereas an allergic reaction usually lasts as long as there is a trigger. For instance if you are always exposed to dust mites than you could have chronic allergy symptoms.

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