Common seasonal illnesses and their symptoms -


Common seasonal illnesses and their symptoms

When the weather changes, doctors say there are a few things that become more common like seasonal allergies, the common cold and the flu.  However, because all have similar symptoms, like coughing and congestion, sometimes it can be difficult to tell the difference.

For seasonal allergies, the red flag symptoms are: Coughing, Congestion, Sneezing, Itchy nose or eyes, Runny nose

 Also, chances are you experience these same symptoms at the same time each year. Doctors recommend an allergy test to determine triggers. From there, medication can help manage symptoms.

For the common cold, symptoms include: Coughing, Congestion, Runny nose, Fever

Unfortunately, treatment options are limited.

For the flu, again look for the following: Coughing, Congestion, High fever, Muscle aches

Flu is especially a possibility if you have not had a flu shot. There are some medicines that can help, but only if diagnosed early. 

Most importantly, always talk to your doctor at the first sign of symptoms.  Only your doctor can make a proper diagnosis and guide you through the right treatment options.

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