The symptoms of allergies: Decode what's making you miserable.
Do Your Symptoms Indicate an Allergy, Cold, or Flu?
Colds and allergies often share the same symptoms. Below are a few key differences.
If you think you have an allergy, see your doctor about treatment.
|Duration||As long as your allergen exposure||Rarely more than 10 days|
|Symptoms Appear||Immediately||In a few days|
|Symptoms||Runny (clear mucus) or stuffy nose, violent sneezing, wheezing, coughing, watery and itchy eyes||Runny (yellow mucus*), aches and pains, sore and scratchy throat, sneezing and coughing|
May indicate an infection.
If you have allergies, cold, or flu, you should stay away from allergens that can make your symptoms worse.