Do I Have a Cold or Allergies? | Aerius
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IS IT A COLD OR
ALLERGIES?

CHECK YOUR SYMPTOMS TO HELP FIND OUT.

There are many common symptoms between a cold and allergies, and it is often difficult to distinguish between them. Common symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Stuffy nose

However, there are clear distinguishing signs and symptoms that differ between the two. Here is a comparison table to help you differentiate.

Check your symptoms Allergies Cold

Mucus

What is the colour and texture of your mucus?

Clear and watery

Yellow, green, or thick

Eyes

Are you experiencing itchy eyes?

Common

Rarely

Headache

Are you experiencing headaches?

Never

Sometimes

Fever

Are you experiencing a fever?

Never

Sometimes

Body Aches

Are you experiencing body aches?

Never

Mild body aches

Change over time

Have your symptoms changed over time (ie, sore throat first, then cough)?

Stay the same

Change in types of symptoms

Duration

Are you still experiencing symptoms for more than 10 days?

Symptoms may last for several weeks or longer

Usually clear up after 7-10 days

Seasonal

Are you experiencing the same symptoms in the spring/fall?

Usually spring/fall

Usually late fall/winter

Pets

Have you been exposed to a new pet?

Pet exposure

Unrelated

 

IF YOU THINK IT’S ALLERGIES

AERIUS® provides fast and effective relief from allergy symptoms including nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, stuffiness, itchy, tearing and redness of the eyes, itchy palate, itchy ears, itchy throat and allergic cough. AERIUS® also provides effective relief of allergic skin conditions, such as skin itch and hives. Learn more about AERIUS® Products. Always seek the medical advice of your health care professional with any question regarding your personal health condition.

IF YOU THINK IT’S A COLD

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist—there are many over-the-counter medicines that can help alleviate cold symptoms. Learn more about the hydraSense® Cough and Cold Products.