Summer Colds vs. Allergies

August 12, 2019

Sometimes the common symptoms of a cold —runny nose, coughing, scratchy and sore throat, fever and body aches—can overlap with what we think are the signs of seasonal allergies.

Knowing the difference between a cold and an allergy can help you treat the root cause of your symptoms. Common colds are caused by viruses, whereas allergies are an immune system’s response to environmental triggers, known as allergens.

Colds are more likely to cause:

  • Body aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Sore throat

Allergies are more likely to cause:

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Skin rashes, such as eczema or hives
  • Sneezing and or wheezing

If your allergy or cold symptoms are impacting your quality of life, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with a provider at BSA Urgent Care Center. BSA Urgent Care Center is located at 4510 Bell Street. To check-in online, click here.