- Our Station
- Contact Us
Is It Really a Summer Cold?
By Health Day
Story Created: Jun 14, 2013 at 8:00 PM EDT
Story Updated: Jun 17, 2013 at 8:00 AM EDT
..and you're still sneezing? Is it a cold...or summer allergies?
According to the experts at the ...the big allergy triggers during our warmer months are grass and mold. And adults...who may have never suffered through an allergy season- may get a sudden case of adult-onset allergies and mistake if for a nasty summer cold.
Here are some basics on how to know the difference:
¥if your symptoms linger for a couple of weeks...it's likely allergies.
But if your symptoms go from bad to worse quickly...it's more apt to be a summer cold.
-itchy eyes and wheezing usually equal allergies.
-while mucus that changes color can be either-
Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10 to 30-percent of the population. A trip to the doctor can help decide if you've joined this growing group.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help keep your family healthy.
Wind: 5 MPH
Humidity: 84 %