Sometimes it can be difficult to differentiate the symptoms your child is experiencing from the common cold vs allergies. Although certain symptoms may be attributes of both a cold and allergies, there are a few tell-tale signs that differentiate the two. Both colds and allergies have the propensity to lead to sinus or ear infections, but a fever will never play a part in allergy symptoms. Seeking the advice of your Pediatrician is always the best resort, as they are able to examine your child’s unique symptoms and prescribe antibiotics or safe allergy remedies when appropriate.

Allergies 

  • Clear discharge from the nose
  • Itchiness of the eyes, ears, nose or mouth
  • Sneezing
  • Symptoms last weeks or months
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Watery eyes

Colds

  • Discolored discharge from the nose
  • Fever or raised temperature cold vs allergies
  • Sore throat
  • Cough
  • Symptoms last several days
  • Congestion or runny nose

 

 

 

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