Is it a cold or an allergy?

Just Health



You’ve got a runny nose, sore throat, chest congestion and a head ache.


So have you caught a cold or is it an allergy attack?


Unfortunately, it’s often hard to differentiate and tell for sure. But here’s information that may help you to understand and identify the difference between a common cold and an allergy episode. Read on and find out for yourself.


Common cold Vs Allergy


Colds are known to be caused by hundreds of different viruses. When one of these viruses gets into your body, your immune system tries to fight back. Some of the effects of this immune response are lower respiratory tract irritation with the most commonly witnessed symptoms being congestion and coughing.


Symptoms of the common cold usually begin two to three days after infection and often include nasal discharge, excessive sneezing, scratchy throat, cough, and headache. Slight…

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