Can Winter Allergies Turn into a Cold?

Am I Sick or Do I Have Allergies?

In addition to flu season and COVID-19, many patients may mistake their winter allergies for the common cold this year. Winter allergies and the common cold many of the same symptoms, but your allergies can’t cause a cold.

Winter Allergies vs. the Common Cold

Though colds and winter allergies have some common symptoms, they also differ just enough to be told apart. Patients who experience either condition will likely have:

  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose and nasal congestion
  • Sore throat (with allergies caused by postnasal drip.)

Colds are caused by many different types of viruses, and patients typically experience a fever — and allergies do not. While colds can be treated with over-the-counter medications, allergies usually require further treatment.

Winter Allergy Treatment Options

Seeking a diagnosis and treatment for your allergies can help put you at ease, knowing that you haven’t contracted a cold, the flu, or COVID-19.

Our highly-qualified team at theCenter for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia offers comprehensive diagnoses and treatments for a wide variety of allergies. Speak to one of our board-certified allergy specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia to see if one of our following treatment options can help improve your symptoms:

  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots and allergy drops)

  • Biologic treatment options

  • Antihistamines

  • Nasal sprays

Visit a Board-Certified Atlanta Allergist for Allergy Relief

Don’t delay in seeking diagnosis and treatment of your winter allergies. Schedule your same-day or next-day appointment with our board-certified allergists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia via phone at (770) 459-0620 or online through our patient contact form. Our Metro Atlanta allergy & asthma locations offer a no-wait appointment policy for new and existing patients.

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