Is it Allergies or the Common Cold?

VIDEO: How to tell the difference between a springtime allergy and the common cold.

You sneeze, your eyes water, you feel itchy and congested. So is it a springtime allergy – or a common cold? How can you tell the difference?

In general, allergies tend to start more with watery and irritated eyes, a little bit of an itching sensation or a clogging in the ear, some nasal congestion, or maybe even a sore or scratchy throat.

Colds tend to come on a little bit more severely. There will be more of a sore throat, more of a fatigue, more of a thicker and irritating mucus and more of an earache.

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