Spring Season or Autumn are known to be the most liked seasons by everybody, no matter which part of the world they live in. These seasons bring a pleasant atmosphere but also carry infections in the pleasant breeze. You might be eagerly waiting for these seasons, but end up covering your nose with a handkerchief throughout the day for you have a blocked nose and a soar throat. These infections could either result in an allergy or may even give you a cold. But how do you differentiate between the two?

Find Out Whether You Have A Cold Or Are You Having Allergies

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Hint #1

Look into your handkerchief and check the color of your mucus as it the simplest indicator of a cold or an allergy. If the mucus is thick and discolored, you have a cold. Whereas, if it is colorless and clear, you have an allergy and would constantly have a running nose.

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Hint #2

Retrace your steps back to when are where did you spend your time in the recent past. If you spent more time in a confined place with people feeling under the weather, there is a high probability that you caught infections from them, making you sniffle. If you spent more time outdoors, it is likely that you would have allergies.

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Hint #3

Check the pollen count of your area. If you feel under the weather on high count days, then it goes without saying that you are allergic!

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