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Don't Fall for FALL Allergies!

Fall is a time to enjoy cooler weather, outdoor fun, and the changing of seasons. Unfortunately, for too many of us it is associated with runny noses, congestion, itchy eyes, and cough due to Ragweed.

Global warming and climate change have influenced our weather patterns throughout the world; Not only did most cities in the US have a severe winter coined as the "POLAR VORTEX" but most cities then experienced severe pollen counts known as the "POLLEN VORTEX".

Dreaded Summer Cold or Allergies

If you have had a runny nose in the middle of summer, you have probably wondered if it is a cold — what we call a viral upper respiratory infection — or seasonal allergies.

It's complicated because allergies and colds cause similar symptoms. Both can trigger attacks for persons with asthma, and a cold can make allergies more difficult or vice versa.

Differences in Symptoms

Both colds and allergies are common, but how do you tell them apart and what can you do about it?