Know when it's a cold or allergies.
It's not uncommon to think you've caught a cold, when you actually have allergies, says Waserman, speaking on behalf of Flonase Allergy Relief. There is a difference with symptoms though. "Typical symptoms of allergy are runny itchy nose and eyes, nasal congestion, sneezing, itchy throat and palate, asthma in some." But a big tell is the itch. "Itch is more prominent in allergy and, unlike colds, allergies can continue for a long time. Also with allergy, seasonal symptoms appear at similar times of year depending on triggers, and recur yearly. Colds are short lasting, may have fever, purulent secretions – all unusual with allergy." Also, make note of the time of year and if you have a family history of allergies. Other signs: Eczema, recurrence of symptoms at certain times of year, positive response to allergy medications such as antihistamines and exposure to indoor allergens such as pets (year-round allergy). "These are clues to the presence of allergy."
How to Survive Allergy Season in Canada, Source:https://www.besthealthmag.ca/best-you/allergies/survive-allergy-season-canada/