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Allergy or Cold?

Like a cold, allergic rhinitis can also cause nasal congestion. Some of the products in our Sudafed range such as SUDAFED® Congestion Relief 0.1% Nasal Spray* can provide relief from nasal congestion caused by allergic rhinitis. Our quick questions below provide extra information to differentiate between an allergy and a cold!

1)    Did your symptoms develop suddenly?
If they did it is likely to be allergies. Exposure to one of your triggers can result in a reaction that is almost immediate. Cold symptoms usually take a few days to develop.

2)    Do you have aches and pains?
If so you are most likely to be suffering from a cold

3)    Are your eyes itchy?
A cold will rarely cause your eyes to become itchy and watery, however allergies often will.

4)    What time of year is it?
Colds can happen at any time but are more likely in the winter, but allergies can happen all year round. If your symptoms tend to occur during spring/summer every year, you probably suffer from hay fever.

If you are unsure whether you are suffering from allergies please speak to a healthcare professional.

*Contains Xylometazoline. Always read the label.