Do you have a cold that seems like it’s never going to go away? You may be surprised to find out that your lingering cold is in actuality just common allergy symptoms. Getting help with your allergies and possibly even finding ways to locate and remove the allergen can help to reduce or eliminate your allergy symptoms, giving you back your life.
The most common signs of a cold are coughing, sore throat, runny nose, stuffy nose, fever, fatigue and body aches. Many of these common cold signs are also common allergy symptoms. Coughing and sore throat is a sign of a cold that can also be allergy symptoms, however it’s less common to experience these symptoms with allergen exposure. Fatigue and runny or stuffy nose can actually be experienced equally whether you have a cold or allergies, however the mucus brought on through allergy symptoms is clear whereas it’s usually discolored when caused by a cold. As for fever and body aches, they are both symptoms of the common cold and are never associated with allergy symptoms.
An allergy symptom that can be experienced with a cold on rare occasions though is more commonly experienced with allergies is watery and itchy eyes. As you can see all of these cold symptoms are very similar to allergy symptoms. In fact, they are so similar that often even doctors struggle when trying to diagnose the cause of your symptoms. As a result, allergy tests are usually ordered if you have cold and allergy symptoms that seem prolonged beyond the normal cold duration.