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Do You Have a Cold or an Allergy? Our Fact Sheet Can Help Distinguish

(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, via email) As the weather turns cooler, you may think that a sore throat, stuffy head, and runny nose are the beginnings of a fall cold. But you might want to check again—cold and allergy symptoms can easily be confused. Talking to your doctor is the best way to determine if you have a cold or an allergy, but our fact sheet can help shed light on your seasonal sniffles.
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