Colds vs Allergies

Written By Temple Allergy and Wellness on June 25, 2018

Colds Vs AllergiesYou may think you just have a chronic cold, when what you really need is allergy treatment in Temple, Texas.

Cold and allergy symptoms can be very similar, and include fun things like a runny nose, congestion, watery eyes, and even a sore throat.

None of these symptoms are fun, and when they become chronic, you just want them to go away.

At Temple Allergy and Wellness, we can help you get the right diagnosis and the right treatment.

Why You Should Find Out if It Is a Cold or An Allergy

Often, a cold will go away on its own, whereas allergies will tend to be more chronic. Still, it’s a good idea to get checked by a medical professional to determine whether you have a cold or an allergy.

Additionally, you want to be sure to rule out something more serious, such as a sinus infection that might require antibiotics. 

Different Causes

Colds and allergies have different causes and so different treatments may be needed to alleviate symptoms. 

Colds are caused by a viral infection, so therefore you want your immune system to be working hard to get rid of the virus.

Allergies, on the other hand, are caused by the immune system overreacting to a substance, so you don’t want your immune system to be working even harder than it already is!

Different Treatments

This is why colds and allergies should be treated differently. Sure, you can take a decongestant for both, but you can do more if you know you have an allergy to a specific substance.

For example, if you have allergies, you might consider immunotherapy as a way to alleviate your symptoms. 

At Temple Allergy and Wellness, we offer allergy drops as an alternative to painful allergy shots as a way to lessen your immune system’s reaction to an allergen.

Knowing what you are allergic to can also give you important information, so you can know what potential lifestyle changes you need to make (such as putting dust covers on your bed pillows).

Allergy Treatment in Temple

If you need allergy treatment in Temple, Texas, try Temple Allergy and Wellness. With our caring approach to allergy diagnosis and treatment, you will be in good hands. Contact us today at (254) 778-6475 to set up an appointment.

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