Tag: colds versus allergies

Do you have a cold right now? Did you have one last fall? Think back over the times that you had colds in the past several years – always in the spring or fall? If so, maybe you’re not catching a cold every change of seasons. Maybe you have seasonal allergies. According to James M. Steckelberg, M.D., you should consider that you may have allergies if you tend to get colds at the same time every year and if these “colds” seem to develop s
It’s springtime and you have a cold. In fact, when you think about it, it seems you get a cold just like clockwork every single spring. Could it be that you don’t have a cold but rather allergies that flare up at this time of year? Why does it matter, you may ask? After all, the symptoms are virtually the same. Well, it matters because you can, and should, alleviate your symptoms with different treatments, depending upon what actually is cau