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Is it a common cold or allergies?

It's a question that puzzles lots of folks when those familiar symptoms hit: Is all that coughing and sneezing from a cold or hay fever? Here is a chart to help you understand the difference between allergies and the common cold. The most important difference is that colds usually don't last longer than 14 days. These may be allergy symptoms or signs of another problem.

Is it a common cold or allergies?

When you think of seasonal allergies, you may think spring. But for some people living with allergies, symptoms like a runny nose or itchy, watery eyes can be just as troublesome in the fall. Along with cooler weather and changing foliage, weeds and other plants release pollen into the air and outdoor molds grow under fallen leaves, both of which can trigger fall allergies. Ragweed, which produces pollen from August to November, triggers allergies in as many as 23 million Americans, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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If you think you may be suffering from fall allergies, please don’t put it off any longer. We treat adults and children and have 13 convenient office locations so we can see you quickly. Call us or simply click the button below to schedule an appointment.

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