colds and allergies
Allergies and colds are indeed common
37.3 million people in the U.S., or 11.3% of the population has diabetes. 23% of diabetic adults are undiagnosed, and 34.5% of adults in the U.S. are prediabetic. 38% of 18-year-olds or older have prediabetes (which could develop into diabetes) and 48.8% of the population age 65 or older also has prediabetes.
Colds: causes, prevention, and signs
Over 200 different virus strains can cause a cold. Colds can be prevented by washing your hands and sanitizing surfaces frequently and covering your cough and sneeze. Cold symptoms can include fever and achiness and last 5-7 days.
Treating colds and allergies
There’s no cure, but colds can be treated with rest, liquids, and painkillers. Allergy symptoms can be alleviated with antihistamines. Colds and allergies share many symptoms, but only allergies can include itchy eyes and typically last a few weeks.
If you’re experiencing unusually severe allergies or are concerned you might have something more serious than a cold, feel free to book an appointment. We’re here to help!