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How can I tell if I have a cold, allergies or the flu? I had sneezing, fatigue, muscle pains, no fever, nausea, headaches, & dizzy past for few days.

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cough ; congestion

Allergies often last longer and recur often.
A cold does not recur and lasts for about a week or so. When you have this much coughing with nasal congestion and phlegm production, otc cold/sinus medication might relieve some of your symptoms. If it lasts for a long time, you have fever or produce colored phlegm, you should see a doctor. An allergist can sort this out for you.

In brief: Cough ; congestion

Allergies often last longer and recur often.
A cold does not recur and lasts for about a week or so. When you have this much coughing with nasal congestion and phlegm production, otc cold/sinus medication might relieve some of your symptoms. If it lasts for a long time, you have fever or produce colored phlegm, you should see a doctor. An allergist can sort this out for you.
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No fever

Lack of fever makes infectious process less likely.
Rest, adequate hydration, and symptomatic treatment with decongestant / nonsedating antihistamine / NSAID can help improve the symptoms listed.

In brief: No fever

Lack of fever makes infectious process less likely.
Rest, adequate hydration, and symptomatic treatment with decongestant / nonsedating antihistamine / NSAID can help improve the symptoms listed.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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