Is it an allergy or is it a cold?

After successfully surviving this winter without a cold, not even a cold, I was feeling pretty good about things. After all, I write articles on staying healthy through good nutrition and I am a distributor for a company that also offers great nutritional products. Therefore, I am supposed to stay healthy and not get sick.

Then it happened! Suddenly I started to feel a little weak, I started sneezing and my nose ran. As a person who does not usually experience allergies, I was puzzled. He hadn’t even been around anyone who had a cold. Oh, but one afternoon when I was cleaning for a friend who had been hospitalized and undergoing rehab for several months, I kicked up a lot of dust, mixed with dust and cat hair that had been there for many months. At first, I thought I was very tired from having a couple of long and hard days of physical work.

However, when the sneezing and sobbing appeared, I began to analyze. What is this? I have a cold? Have I developed a new allergy that I have never had before? So, I looked at the common symptoms of colds and allergies. My conclusion was that he most likely acquired a dust mite allergy, which disappeared within a few days.


They usually last between 3 and 14 days.

It usually happens in winter.

Frequent cough

Sometimes the person hurts

Sometimes tired

Often sore throat

Itchy, watery eyes are rare

Often a runny nose




It could last from days to months, as long as you are exposed to it.

It could happen at any time or be seasonal

Sometimes coughing

No pain

Sometimes tired

Often watery and itchy eyes

Sometimes a sore throat

Often a runny nose



A cold is caused by a virus and is contagious. An allergy can be caused by many things, but it is not contagious. What really causes an allergic reaction is your own immune system. Allergies start due to exposure. Even though you’ve been there many times, for some reason this time, the body marks it as an invader. At this time, the immune system studies the allergy and prepares for the next exposure by developing antibodies, which are special cells designed to protect it. That activates other cells called mast cells. Mast cells are responsible for allergy symptoms in the lungs, skin, the lining of the nose, and the intestinal tract.

There are several types of allergens:

Allergens in the air, such as pollen, animal dander, dust mites, and mold.

Certain foods, such as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soybeans, fish, shellfish, eggs, and milk.

Insect bites.

Medicines, such as penicillin.

Latex or other things that you touch.

Many people become victims of allergies from time to time. If you are one of those people, you may want to take a look at some natural ways to avoid such annoyance.

For starters, there may be certain foods that you could avoid, such as dairy and sugar. Otherwise, don’t eat the kinds of foods that contribute to mucus and congestion. There are also certain foods that can be helpful, such as vegetables, fruits, nuts, and flax seeds. You may also need to drink more fluids, especially water.

There are also things you can do in your environment to help reduce your chance of getting allergies:

* Wash your bedding every week to avoid dust mites.

* Use non-toxic cleaning products.

* Wear a mask when gardening, gardening, or working in dusty conditions

* Clean your living environment.

* Clean or replace your carpet

* Get rid of allergen-accumulating clutter

* Check your home for mold and pollen. Get a dehumidification

* Wash your clothes after working outdoors.

The above dos and don’ts lists could probably go on and on. As with most problems in life that affect our health, obviously, the better you have taken care of yourself on a daily basis, the less problems you should have with other problems, such as allergies. So in my opinion the standard advice applies here too. Eat your vegetables, take your vitamins, exercise, and get enough sleep.

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