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How to tell why your baby has sniffles: allergies or a cold?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Pediatrician.

It's always safest to bring a baby to the Pediatrician for a formal evaluation to make sure it's just allergies and not an infection.

In brief: Pediatrician.

It's always safest to bring a baby to the Pediatrician for a formal evaluation to make sure it's just allergies and not an infection.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Joshua Davidson
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: There are ways...

Typically an allergy is not associated with a fever.
This is a big clue of a viral infection. Otherwise we usually look for other symptoms, i.e. Sore throat, aches/pains, and cough that are typical signs of a viral infection. Colds usually last 7-10 days where allergy symptoms may go on for weeks sometimes. The typical allergy related symptoms include a clear runny itchy nose and/or eyes.

In brief: There are ways...

Typically an allergy is not associated with a fever.
This is a big clue of a viral infection. Otherwise we usually look for other symptoms, i.e. Sore throat, aches/pains, and cough that are typical signs of a viral infection. Colds usually last 7-10 days where allergy symptoms may go on for weeks sometimes. The typical allergy related symptoms include a clear runny itchy nose and/or eyes.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
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