Is It A Cold, The Flu Or Allergies?

Cold and flu and allergy medications, a box of tissues, a thermometer and a glass of waterThe similarities between cold, flu and allergy symptoms can sometimes be close enough to cause much confusion. It can also result in your making the wrong diagnosis, and thus treating your symptoms with the wrong medications and remedies. Incorrect treatment can potentially lead to more serious conditions and infections.

So, how can you tell exactly what illness it is you’re dealing with?

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Ask yourself these questions to help properly diagnosis the cause of your illness:

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Compare your symptoms with the common symptoms listed in the below chart. If you’re not sure, or if you need help choosing the right medication, talk to your doctor or a pharmacist.

A chart listed symptoms for a cold, the flu and allergies

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