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Feeling lousy, but WHY?

Feeling lousy, but WHY?

by Carolyn Holly

Bio | Email | Follow: @KTVBCarolyn

KTVB.COM

Posted on April 30, 2010 at 5:20 AM

Updated Friday, Apr 30 at 10:10 AM

Is it an allergy or do I have a cold?

My producer is miserable and she isn't alone. Lots of people here at KTVB don't feel up to par right now. Our families are hurting too. My producers little girl was sent home from school this week because she didn't feel well. Guess what, it was just a running nose from allergies.

So, how do you know if you're suffering from something seasonal or worse? Talk to us, my producer desperately wants to know how you determine if you're symptoms are from allergies or from the common cold?

After we posted this blog, one LPN emailed us this chart.

Symptom checker: Is it a cold or allergy?
Symptom
Cold
Allergy
Cough
Usually
Sometimes
General aches and pains
Sometimes
Never
Fatigue
Sometimes
Sometimes
Itchy eyes
Rarely
Usually
Sneezing
Usually
Usually
Sore throat
Usually
Sometimes
Runny nose
Usually
Usually
Stuffy nose
Usually
Usually
Fever
Rarely
Never

You can write to her and me at cholly@ktvb.com.


Carolyn

 

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