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How do you know if it is allergies instead of a cold?

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If your symptoms come on quickly and are over in 1 to 2 weeks, chances are it's not an allergy.

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety: "Common Cold." Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "The Common Cold." University of Virginia Health System: "Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)."



Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

SOURCES: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Common Cold." Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety: "Common Cold." Palo Alto Medical Foundation: "The Common Cold." University of Virginia Health System: "Upper Respiratory Infection (URI or Common Cold)."



Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on January 29, 2018

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