Allergies have symptoms which are quite similar to a cold, for e.g., a runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and sore throat. But allergies do not cause a fever. As every allergy have an underlying cause, it is important that the person receives the right diagnosis and right treatment.
Allergy symptoms occur when the immune system of the person overreacts while fighting a harmless substance such as a pollen or pet dander. Such substances can trigger an inflammatory immune system reaction.
Cold is caused by viruses which affect the respiratory system.
The symptoms which are caused by the allergies are:
- Itching eyes
- Runny nose
- Stuffy nose
The symptoms which mostly occur during suffering from cold are:
- Runny nose
- Pain in the body parts
Allergies mostly occur seasonally when the molds release their spores or grasses, trees and plants release pollen.
If you are suffering from any allergy problem, you should definitely consult a pulmonologist.
It is a cold or an allergy?
There are certain differences between cold and allergy such as:
- Allergy can cause itching, watery eyes, while cold doesn’t.
- Cold mostly lasts for up to a week while allergy can last for a few weeks when there is no presence of the allergen such as spores or collagen.
- You will not experience body pain and ache in allergy, but in cold, you can.
Can cold or flu cause allergies?
An allergy is our immune system reaction to specific foods or environmental substances like allergens. However, cold and flu are caused by bacteria and viruses. Hence, cold and flu can’t cause allergy.
You can consult an expert pulmonologist like Dr. Pankaj Gulati for allergy treatment and other breathing problems. He is a very experienced allergy specialist doctor in Jaipur who can provide you the best allergy treatment in Jaipur.