Allergies and colds are two conditions that share symptoms, making it difficult to know which one is causing your sneezing, sniffles, and your pesky runny nose. The average adult can expect to catch a cold at least twice a year. And while many people think that allergies can only happen in the spring, in fact, they can happen into the summer and fall, making it difficult to tell which condition is making you feel under the weather. Is it an allergy problem or a cold?
Although they share similar symptoms, allergies and colds are not the same thing. The two conditions have different causes, and the symptoms vary in duration and type. Knowing whether or not you are suffering from allergies or getting sick will help you get the appropriate treatment and feel better faster. Take the quiz to find out what if an allergy or a cold has you feeling blue this time.