Is it a cold or an allergic reaction?

Symptoms Cold Allergic Reaction
Cough Common Sometimes
Aches, pains Slight Never
Fatigue, weakness Sometimes Sometimes
Itchy eyes Rare or never Common
Sneezing Usual Usual
Sore throat common Sometimes
Runny nose (Rhinitis) Common Common
Stuffy nose Common Common
Fever Rare Never
Duration 3 to 14 days Weeks (e.g. 6 weeks for hay fever, ragweed or grass pollen season)
Use our seasonal allergy and hayfever calendar to see when seasonal allergies are worst.

*This chart is from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services