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Health Library : Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology

 

Cold vs. Allergy: How Do I Know the Difference?

SymptomsAllergyCold

Stuffy or runny nose

OftenOften

Sneezing

OftenOften

Itchy eyes

OftenRarely, never

Fever

NeverOften

Aches and pains

NeverSometimes

Headache

SometimesOften

Cough

SometimesOften

Dizziness

SometimesOften

Hoarseness

SometimesOften
Recur at a certain time of yearOftenRarely
Need for antibioticsNoNo
Warning timeSymptoms occur after exposure to allergenGets worse over several days
How long it lastsAs long as your child is exposed to the allergenUsually three to 14 days

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 Treatment at MUSC:
 »Nose & Sinus Program

 

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 »Sinus X-ray

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