How can you distinguish between allergic rhinitis and the common cold?

2024-02-03 2024-02-03T17:21:08Z
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ArabiaWeather - Experts reported that the presence of a constant runny nose is not only linked to the common cold, but it can also be an indication of allergies.

A runny nose is considered a common symptom of allergies and the common cold, such as a stuffy nose, difficulty breathing, and swelling of the mucous membranes, in addition to cough, headache, fatigue, mucus formation, and fever.

In the winter months, it is difficult to distinguish between colds and allergic diseases, especially due to cold weather conditions. The site indicates that allergies in January and February can be due to the spread of pollen, which is the peak of the winter season, which increases the effects of allergies associated with dust in the home or animal dander. Pets or mold fungi.

How to distinguish between allergies and the common cold?

Experts explained how it is possible to distinguish between allergies and the common cold, noting that allergies appear suddenly and acutely in specific situations or seasons, with an immediate allergic response upon exposure to the allergen. For example, a runny nose can occur outdoors during the pollen season. An indication of hay fever, while a runny nose while sitting on the couch could be due to an allergy to house dust mites.

As for the runny nose that results from the common cold, it develops slowly and is gradually recovered by using nasal spray and taking sore throat and cough medicines, in addition to the need for some rest.

A runny nose caused by allergies is characterized by noticeable itching in the nose, eyes, or throat, and redness in the eyes. The mucus is usually transparent in the case of allergies, while it is yellow-green in the case of colds.

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Sources:

aljazeera

mayoclinic

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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