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Allergies

Allergy, cold or sinusitis?

What’s behind that sneeze? Did you catch the cold that’s going around? Have you developed an allergy? Or could it be sinusitis? Unfortunately, when symptoms overlap, it can be hard to tell — and that could make treating it a mystery.

Use this handy guide to spot the differences — and start getting the relief you need.

 

Cold

Allergy

Sinusitis

Cause

 

  • Virus

 

 

  • Various allergens (or triggers) including pollen, mould, animal dander, dust mites

 

 

  • Colds and allergies can lead to sinusitis
  • Infection caused when swollen sinuses don’t allow mucous to drain
  • People with allergies or asthma are at higher risk

 

Common symptoms

 

  • Mostly felt in your nose
  • Runny, stuffy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Low-grade fever
  • May have some aches
  • No loss of appetite

 

 

  • Itchy, watery eyes
  • Runny, stuffy nose (thin clear mucus)
  • Sneezing
  • Wheezing
  • Congestion
  • Itchy nose and throat
  • No fever

 

 

  • Thick yellow or green mucus or discharge from your nose
  • Face is tender
  • Pain around forehead, eyes and cheeks
  • Headache
  • Congestion
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Bad breath or taste in mouth (due to post-nasal drip)

 

Usual duration

 

  • Starts gradually — develops over several days
  • Normally lasts about one week to 10 days.

 

 

  • When exposed to allergen
  • Depends on exposure — weeks, months, seasonal, or year-round

 

 

  • Weeks, months or years
  • Acute sinusitis lasts less than 4 weeks
  • Chronic sinusitis last for three months or more

 

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