Is It A Cold Or An Allergy?

A runny nose and sneezing won’t tell you whether you have a cold or allergies, because they can be signs of either condition. But some symptoms are unique to either colds or allergies.

To help you decide, check your symptoms against this list:


Cold Allergies
Aches and pains Sometimes No
Itchy, watery eyes Rarely Yes
Runny nose Yes Yes
Fever Rarely No
Sneezing Yes Yes
Sore or scratchy throat Yes Sometimes
Stuffy nose Yes Yes
* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.