How to tell the differences between allergies and colds

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Did you know sniffling, sneezing and coughing can be sign of a cold or allergies? Both can make you feel miserable, but only one comes with a fever, body aches or a sore throat. Knowing which one you have can help you know whether you should call in sick.

Infographic comparing the differences between allergies and colds

To help avoid catching a cold, make sure you wash your hands regularly or use a hand sanitizer. You can keep your immune system strong by exercising regularly, eating a healthy diet and getting plenty of sleep.

Some studies have shown a small benefit from vitamin C. Other supplements such as vitamin E, Echinacea or zinc do not have strong enough evidence to recommend their use for prevention of upper respiratory infections.

 

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  • Pam says:
    These articles are very informative and helpful. Thank you.
    • anonymous Jason Webb says:
      Pam, thank you for reading.

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