Telling the Difference Between a Cold & Allergies

Another sneeze, another runny nose. How can you tell if
your child has a cold or allergies? There are a few
differences.

With allergies, the nose and eyes usually itch. You may
observe your child scratching at these areas frequently if
the culprit is allergies. You may also notice that allergy
symptoms seem to peak at certain times of the day, but are
barely noticeable at others.

Both colds and allergies can include many of the same
symptoms such as watery, red eyes, coughing and sneezing.
Sometimes with allergies, the mucus from the nose remains
clear and never takes on a yellow tint associated with an
infection.

If you're still not sure, talk to your doctor about your
child's symptoms.

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