Learn Some of the Differences Between Allergies and a Cold
1. How Quickly Did Your Symptoms Strike?
symptoms tend to strike at one go when your body comes into contact with an . Symptoms of a cold, meanwhile, usually appear individually and develop gradually over several days. The symptoms of a flu, quite interestingly, may only appear 2 days after the virus has entered your body, which means that you can potentially pass on the virus to someone else before your symptoms can even appear.
2. How Long Does it Take You to Recover From an Allergy, Cold or Flu?
A cold or flu may typically run its course within a 7-10 day period. Allergies, on the other hand, can last for a prolonged period of time, and can be triggered frequently if you are continuously exposed to allergens.
3. What Does The Colour and Texture of Your Mucus Look Like?
Runny nose and sneezing are common symptoms of both colds and allergies. But you can often tell the difference by looking at the color and texture of your mucus. If you have allergies, your mucus will typically be clear, thin and watery. If you have a cold, the mucus from coughing or sneezing may be thick and yellow or green. Yellow or green mucus could indicate an infection requiring medical attention.
4. Which of These 3 Illnesses Can Cause You To Suffer Body Aches and Pain?
A cold can be accompanied by slight body aches and pain, while a flu can cause extreme muscle soreness that can make it difficult for a person to move. Allergies, however, are not usually accompanied by body aches and pain.
5. When Does a Cold, Allergy or Flu Usually Occur?
Colds are more common during the colder months, but could also occur at any time during the year. Similarly, both indoor and can happen all-year round in Singapore, as the country typically experiences hot and humid weather conditions that are accompanied by frequent rainfall throughout the year. A flu, on the other hand, can also occur all-year round, but tends to peak during the wet season.