Sometimes it is hard to distinguish allergy, cold, and flu. And you need to choose appropriate treatment.
A health professional can help you choose the best therapy.
Symptoms last up to 2 weeks
Stuffy, runny nose; sore throat; cough
Treated with rest, fluids, over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to ease symptoms
Symptoms usually last 1-2 weeks
High fever (100-102 °F, or higher in youngsters), headache, aches and pains, weakness, exhaustion, cough, chest discomfort
Treated with rest, fluids, OTC medicines, prescription antiviral drugs
Lasts as long as allergens (such as pollen, pet dander) are present
Stuffy, runny nose; itchy, watery eyes
Treated with antihistamines, decongestants, nasal steroids