Just a Cold or Seasonal Allergy Signs and Symptoms
In terms of the area you live, spring can lead to blooming flowers and releasing pollens in the surroundings. As it will last till the arrival of next winter, it affects some people badly. If you fall ill frequently this entire season, then it is just because of either seasonal allergic symptoms of common cold which bring changes to your body during spring.
From this blog post, you can come to know how common cold varies from allergic reaction and what its importance. Let’s have a look.
How Can I Determine Whether I’ Experiencing Allergies or Cold?
Basically, human body gives response to allergies and colds in varied ways and so every specific condition requires varied approach to fix it. Seasonal allergy signs and symptoms emerge after being exposed to the allergy triggers such as grass, trees, pollens and dust.
Common allergic symptoms are;
- Infrequent or occasional cough
- Itchy throat, ears and eyes
- Watery eyes
- Stuffy or runny nose (mucus: clear water)
You must know that allergic symptoms can last for a long period of time on the basis of the allergic trigger exposure. Some critical exposures even last for the entire season too.
How Can I Sure That It is Cold?
Along colds, the symptoms will consume some days to emerge in the body after subjecting it to the virus. Just check the following:
- Fever (less usual)
- Body pain and aches
- Frequent cough
- Scratchy or sore throat
- Chills Stuffy or runny nose (mucus: widely yellow and thick)
You must consider some specific clues for determining whether you are experiencing allergy or cold:
- Fever Vs. No Fever: If you are experiencing fever then it is cold
- Chills throughout the Body vs. Chills in an Area: Isolated chill represents that you are suffering from allergies but overall chill refers to the cold
- Body Pain vs. Throat or Nose Itching/Irritation: Body pain and aches happen due to cold whereas itchy throat happens due to any allergic reaction
What Shall I Do in Case of Other Sever Symptoms?
Do the symptoms last for more than three weeks? Are you facing issue in breathing and fever gets more intense? Review the symptoms and discuss with your doctor about allergy testing as soon as possible.
Sinus infection is not usual and it mainly includes dark and thick mucus, facial pressure and fever. You must also focus on the common lung infections at the same time. It mainly starts with breathing shortness, fever and coughing featured with thick phlegm.
How Shall I Treat the Cold?
If you are sure that it is cold, then the symptoms can be treated only after clearing up of the cold. You may take OTC (Over-the-Counter) medications and decongestants to treat fever, but its virus will continue to work in the anatomical system.
How Shall I Treat Seasonal Allergy Signs and Symptoms?
If it is allergy, then you may take the OTC (Over-the-Counter) antihistamines. Medications such as Benadryl or Zyrtec are helpful but possesse a few side-effects too. Thus, it is essential to make an appointment with a private GP in your local area regarding your concerns to know the suitable option to treat your issue.
Hope, you are now cleared with the difference between cold and seasonal allergy. Even, you are well aware of the facts of allergy. So what are you waiting for! Schedule an appointment at our private walk in clinic today to perform the necessary test to check your health. We situated at Suite 2, 117a Harley Street, London W1G 6AT. You can also mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 020 70968853