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Do You Know How To Tell the Difference
Between Allergies and a Cold?


Take a look at this WebMD article "Is It a Common Cold or Allergies?" to see symptoms, treatments, and preventions!


Take this QUIZ from Kaboose and find out if your child has
allergies or the common cold!
                 
               
Check out this article from KidsHealth.org: "Learning About Allergies"!
                  

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


Nasal Drainage


Fever

Cough


Itchy Eyes

Muscle Aches

Length of Illness

COLD

Fall and Winter


Starts clear, turn color after 2-3 days

Common with infection

Loose and productive


No

May have the first 1-2 days

7-10 days

ALLERGIES

Depends on child's individual allergies (indooor/outdoor, seasonal, etc)

Remains clear


No

Usually not productive. Drainage causes throat irritation and shallow cough.

Typical

None

Year round or seasonal depending on individual child

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