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“With a cold, you ultimately feel okay after a couple days of rest, hydration, and Kleenex,” she says.

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canada goose It can be hard to distinguish allergies from a cold, since they have similar symptoms. But allergies will often follow a pattern, says Dr. Lai Becker. If you notice your symptoms are worse after spending time outside or with a pet, or they tend to come and go with a certain season, you likely have allergies. “I canada goose outlet new york city had one patient who thought he was sick, but the real story was that he was allergic to a cat,” Dr. Lai Becker says. canada goose

To pinpoint the exact cause, keep track of your symptom history and see if you notice any trends; it could mean you’re allergic to something or have seasonal allergies.

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