Seasonal Cold or Allergies? Here’s How to Tell!

Last updated on July 21st, 2022 at 02:27 pm

Allergy and cold symptoms are often similar, but a few symptoms can help you pinpoint if it’s a cold or allergies.

Spring is just around the corner and for some that means warmer days and more time spent outdoors. While spring is a great time to enjoy nature’s beauty, the change in weather can mean seasonal illnesses like allergies. But how do you know if your symptoms are due to an allergy or just a seasonal cold? According to the Mayo Clinic, here are a few telltale signs to watch for:

  • Itchy eyes:  Although cold and allergy symptoms frequently overlap, itchy eyes are rarely associated with colds. If you’re having an allergy flare up characterized by itchy and watery eyes, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy throat and nose, try Sabadil.* Unlike many over-the-counter allergy medications, it is non-drowsy and there are no known drug interactions.
  • Sore throat: While itchy eyes are often linked to allergies, a minor sore throat can be symptomatic of a cold. To find relief, try Coldcalm. Made from natural active ingredients, Coldcalm temporarily relieves sneezing, runny nose, nasal congestion and minor sore throat.* It is non-drowsy and there are no known drug interactions.
  • Duration of symptoms:  The duration of your symptoms can help you better identify whether it’s a cold or allergies. Because allergies are your immune system’s response to a perceived threat, they can be triggered whenever you’re exposed to the allergen. On the other hand, colds are caused by viruses and generally last three to 10 days.

To help you find the best homeopathic medicines for your symptoms whether they are caused by cold or allergies, explore our free Medicine Finder app.


*These “Uses” have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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4 thoughts on “Seasonal Cold or Allergies? Here’s How to Tell!”

  1. I like your new arthritis pills however the color on the back is the same for the “Cold” pills I wish you could use another color they look alike.
    I use your products .
    June Hart

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  2. My husband and I had the privilege of spending a day with Dr Haribeau at your laboratoires in France. We also knew Daniel Cohen who I helped when he first started here. I have used homeopathy all my life and prefer by far the “little blue tubes” which sometime are of a different color depending on the potency.
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    1. Dear Jackie,
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences with our company and our homeopathic medicines. We’re pleased to receive your kind words!

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