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I have a itching nose and an itching throat. How do I know if it is a cold or allerigies?
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Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Give it some time
A cold usually involves symptoms of fever, chills, possibly muscle aches, and possibly foul drainage and sore throat.
Allergies typically present with itching of eyes throat and palate, watery eyes, mucous or watery nasal drainage. Both colds and allergies have nasal congestion, fatigue, and sneezing as symptoms. Antihistamines and decongestant along with nasal saline are fine to use for both.

In brief: Give it some time
A cold usually involves symptoms of fever, chills, possibly muscle aches, and possibly foul drainage and sore throat.
Allergies typically present with itching of eyes throat and palate, watery eyes, mucous or watery nasal drainage. Both colds and allergies have nasal congestion, fatigue, and sneezing as symptoms. Antihistamines and decongestant along with nasal saline are fine to use for both.
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