Cold, flu, or allergy?

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Know the Difference for Best Treatment

Each year, millions of Americans suffer from one or more episodes of the common cold, flu, or allergies. If you have a runny nose, a stuffy head, and generally feel under the weather, how do you know whether it’s allergies making you feel miserable, a cold, or the more serious flu virus?
Although you may opt to try to fight the sickness with hot tea and bed rest, it’s best to know which ailment is plaguing you so it can be treated accordingly—especially if it’s contagious.
See the difference between flu, cold and allergy symptoms with this easy comparison chart from the National Institute of Health.

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