In the fall, it seems to be a great season sneezing and wheezing. Why is this so? How can you tell if it is a seasonal allergy or a cold?

Precipitation is the major ragweed season across North America. Ragweed term used to refer to any number of plants of the genus Ambrosia. The most common of these plants in the United States is common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia). These plants are in part related to the sunflower seeds and growing on roadsides, vacant lot, along streams and in sunny areas. In the fall, they spread billions of tiny pollen grains spread through the air.

Any of these pollen particles can cause an allergic reaction to an infected person. Also blooming at the same time is not a plant, goldenrod, which often gets blamed for seasonal allergies. Poor Goldenrod gets a bum rap. It is a yellow, waxy pollen that is spreading insects. Goldenrod pollen is in the air and does not contribute to hay fever. Give Goldenrod break!

At the same time, the rag weed through the air wild sex with their pollen, the kids go back to school and staying in close contact with each other. Along with the return to school, sneezing, runny nose, and itchy and watery eyes return. Colds are caused by viruses. Young children have more colds than older children and adults because their immune system is still developing these viruses hundreds of defense. The cold virus is like the nose and throat.

Some children cough or sneeze to get a virus on your hands. When they touch other children, toys, or furniture they pass the virus. The virus sits, waiting for his next victim to come along and touch the virus is located, and then touch your mouth, nose or eyes.

If both seasonal allergies and the common cold sneezing and runny nose, how can you expect to tell the difference? The easiest way is to take a thermometer and take your temperature. Cold cause a fever. Allergies never causes a high fever. Do you think that the entire painful? If so, grab a non-aspirin pain reliever, not Benadryl because you have a cold and not allergies. Colds can cause aches and pains, allergies do not. Headaches are common colds, allergies but uncommon. The exception is when allergies are out of control and gets an infection of the sinus cavities.

Do your eyes itch? If so, then you are allergic colds rarely cause itchy eyes. Although cough is a rare allergy, this is pretty standard colds. The cold comes and symptoms gradually get worse. Duration is between 7 to 10 days. Allergy lasts as long as you come into contact with the allergen. Symptoms just come and go, if a position comes and goes. While the cold can often cause you to feel dizzy or dizziness, allergies do not. The same can not be said for all allergy medicines.

You really can not treat colds. Time is the only cure. He has run its course. However, you can treat the symptoms. Non-aspirin pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen will help to reduce aches and pains and help you reach a fever. You can take an over the counter nasal mucosa to reduce the symptoms. Chicken soup is not only convenient, but also can reduce the steam dry nose.

In order to avoid colds, avoid sick people as much as possible. Frequently wash your hands with warm water and soap. Far away from his mouth and nose Keep your hands and fingers crossed.

Allergy is a chronic disease and can not be cured. However, symptoms can be reduced or eliminated to reduce or eliminate exposure to the allergen. For pollen is easier to make than you think.

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