Is it an Allergy or a Cold?

If your son or daughter can’t stop sniffling and sneezing, but you aren’t sure if it is a cold or allergies, schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics who can determine what the cause of your kid’s congestion is.

Allergies can bring watery eyes, sneezing, itchy nose, and itchy eyes. Sometimes your child may complain that the roof of his or her mouth itches as well. Some who suffer from allergies may get a sore throat. One of the things you won’t see is a fever with allergies.

Colds will come on gradually with some getting a runny nose, a low-grade fever, up to 101 degrees, and itchy eyes.

A cold will usually go away in about 7 to 14 days while allergies last longer. Nasal allergies can occasionally last for 12 months, especially when the plants are growing. Your child could also be allergic to something in the house such as pet dander, dust mites, or indoor mold.

The best way to determine if your son or daughter has a cold or allergies is to schedule an appointment with Powell Pediatrics today.