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Can allergies give you flu- or cold-like symptoms? Also, should taking Mucinex (guaifenesin) cold, advil, zyrtec, and emergen-c all together help?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Cold sx yes

Allergic rhinitis may mimic a cold but it usually lasts longer than a cold (.

In brief: Cold sx yes

Allergic rhinitis may mimic a cold but it usually lasts longer than a cold (.
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Allergies

Can feel like a cold.
You are over medicating.One otc oral allergy medication and can add nasocort aq nasal spray which is now otc . If still miserable see your doctor.

In brief: Allergies

Can feel like a cold.
You are over medicating.One otc oral allergy medication and can add nasocort aq nasal spray which is now otc . If still miserable see your doctor.
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine

In brief: It's possible

Sinus allergies can mimic a "cold ".
Try only one medicine at a time. Start with Claritin (loratadine) d or Allegra d , plus rest and liquids . Most allergy and cold symptoms should get better in 4-5 days.

In brief: It's possible

Sinus allergies can mimic a "cold ".
Try only one medicine at a time. Start with Claritin (loratadine) d or Allegra d , plus rest and liquids . Most allergy and cold symptoms should get better in 4-5 days.
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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