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Is It Really a Summer Cold?
Story Updated: Jun 17, 2013
..and you're still sneezing? Is it a cold...or summer allergies?
According to the experts at the ...the big allergy triggers during our warmer months are grass and mold. And adults...who may have never suffered through an allergy season- may get a sudden case of adult-onset allergies and mistake if for a nasty summer cold.
Here are some basics on how to know the difference:
¥if your symptoms linger for a couple of weeks...it's likely allergies.
But if your symptoms go from bad to worse quickly...it's more apt to be a summer cold.
-itchy eyes and wheezing usually equal allergies.
-while mucus that changes color can be either-
Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10 to 30-percent of the population. A trip to the doctor can help decide if you've joined this growing group.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help keep your family healthy.