Seasonal allergies can make you sneeze and cough, have a stuffy or runny nose, and swollen sinuses.
But a cold or the flu can make you feel the same way.
This list of symptoms can help you decide if you have seasonal allergies or a cold or the flu. To find out for sure, see your doctor.
|Cold and Flu Symptoms||Seasonal Allergy Symptoms|
|Sore throat||No sore throat|
|No itchy eyes, nose, or throat||Itchy eyes, nose, or throat|
|Runny nose with yellow mucus||Runny nose with clear mucus|
|Symptoms may start slowly||Symptoms usually start quickly (after breathing in pollen)|
|Symptoms usually go away in a few days||Symptoms cam last a long time|
*Remember to always tell someone if you are feeling sick. Only a health care professional can tell you why you are feeling sick and help you get better.
Last updated on July 19th, 2010