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Do You Know How To Tell the Difference
Between Allergies and a Cold?
Take this QUIZ from Kaboose and find out if your child has
allergies or the common cold!
Chart: (Based on Table 5-1 from Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child Ed. 7. Lynn R. Marotz)
Cold vs Allergies
Time of Year
Length of Illness
Fall and Winter
Starts clear, turn color after 2-3 days
Common with infection
Loose and productive
May have the first 1-2 days
Depends on child's individual allergies (indooor/outdoor, seasonal, etc)
Usually not productive. Drainage causes throat irritation and shallow cough.
Year round or seasonal depending on individual child