Could my cold symptoms actually be allergies?

Maybe. If you often develop a cold suddenly and around the same time every year, then it is possible that you have a seasonal allergic reaction and not a cold. Since cold and a number of seasonal allergies share similar symptoms, some people might confuse between both conditions.

However, both cold and seasonal allergies are different conditions. The common cold is caused by rhinovirus, parainfluenza and other seasonal viruses. Whereas, seasonal allergies are responses triggered by allergens such as pollen, pet fur, or even food, temperature difference, etc.

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