|Posted on October 8, 2018 at 9:20 AM|
Is it a “cold’ or allergy? Colds are caused by viruses and are contagious. Colds usually begin with a sore throat, fatigue, coughing and last 3-5 days. Symptoms caused by allergies can persist and recur over many weeks, months and even years. Once allergy symptoms develop, they rarely disappear.
Allergies cause Inflammation in the sinuses and lungs causing
headaches, stuffy nose, snoring, frequent throat clearing, cough, asthma and fatigue. Chronic nasal congestion and snoring can lead to sleep apnea. A potentially serious illness.
The Cause of allergies can be treated while viruses causing colds cannot.
Rain and dampness cause high levels of mold in the atmosphere. People allergic to mold might believe they have a cold, sinus infection or bronchitis. They may have been treated with antibiotics, cough medication or an inhaler. In many cases, their symptoms remain or show little signs of improvement.
Not all sinus infections require antibiotics! In fact, most do not!
A simple allergy evaluation can determine if symptoms are caused by allergies.