November 7, 2017

Winter Allergies vs. Colds

Tottori Allergy - Winter Allergies vs. ColdsWhen wintertime rolls around and your nose starts to run and you start to sneeze, you might assume you’ve got a cold. But you might just have allergies instead. Here’s how you can tell the difference between them:

Winter allergies

  • Clear & watery nasal secretions
  • Itchy throat & eyes
  • Symptoms last for weeks

Colds

  • Discolored nasal secretions
  • Chills & body aches
  • Symptoms usually last about a week

Triggers of winter allergies

  • Pet dander
  • Temperate climates
  • Mold & mildew
  • Damp wood