How Can I Tell the Difference Between Seasonal Allergies or a Cold?

A cold normally can last anywhere from one to two weeks. Some colds can last much longer, but normally it will clear up within two weeks time. Allergies on the other hand last until the allergen or pollen you are allergic too disappears or you are no longer exposed to it. You may ask yourself what causes allergies. Most allergies are caused by dust, mold, pollen, smoke, pet dander, and pollution. The difference between allergies and a cold is allergies are caused by natural environmental factors while a cold is a virus. A cold you may not need to treat at all or you may try to soothe your symptoms with cold medication with a cough suppressant, or decongestants. Allergies can be treated by our allergy nasal spray known as Flonase. Flonase can actually be used to treat symptoms of a cold as well. We recommend you to use this product to also assist in clearing up your nasal passages if you have a runny nose from your cold. Allergies and a cold can be hard to self diagnose it’s always important to seek medical attention if you feel your symptoms are progressing. For more information on Flonase nasal treatment visit our main site

Allergies or a Cold?

Allergies can be treated with a nasal spray known as Flonase or Beconase. Spring and fall allergies are normally triggered by outdoor molds and ragweed. Other triggers often include curtain plants that pollinate during those times of the year. This includes flowers, trees, weeds, cedar elm and may other plants. It is important to self assess if you have come into contact with any of these plants for they all fall into the high allergy category. Since pollens are at their peaking point in the late morning to the early afternoon it is helpful to try staying indoors in-between 10am till 2pm. I know it sounds hard but if you’d try using Flonase I’d guarantee you would not be suffering the way you are right now. A cold on the other hand can last for weeks at a time day in and day out you may feel cramping in your muscles, nonstop headaches (which can happen with allergies as well) or a persistent cough. These are all signs of a cold and should be treated with Immunofort. Immunfort are a natural supplement that will boost your immune system allowing your body to naturally fight off any virus. It is important to distinguish the difference between the two and if need be you can combine the Flonase and Immunfort for maximum relief.

Tree Allergies

Tree allergies are triggered by the pollen which is blown off of trees. This makes the life of millions miserable each and every single allergy season. A large number of different species of trees produce small pollen particles from their male sexual parts.  There are roughly 50,000 different kinds of trees and less then 150 have been known to cause allergies. Most tree allergies are specific to one type of tree pollen or to curtain trees such as:

  • Hickory
  • Elm
  • Catalpa
  • Olive
  • Walnut
  • Pecan
  • Sycamore


The female version of these species are totally pollen-free:


  • Ash
  • Maple (red)
  • Willow
  • Box elder
  • Cottonwood
  • Date palm
  • Phoenix palm
  • Maple (silver)
  • Poplar

Pollination is critical for all trees to reproduce and this can be crippling to some individuals who suffer from specific tree allergies.  If you live in an area where you cannot escape these pollinating trees try using a nasal spray. Curtain trees can cause major allergy problems and it is important to treat the cause along with the symptoms. Allergy testing may also be quite helpful if you are not sure which tree is triggering you allergy symptoms.  Up until then we suggest talking a look at Kiwi Drug; we have multiple sprays for you to choose from but I recommend using Flonase. Flonase is safe for all ages (including children) and can help make a difference from a itchy and sneeze free day or a day of complete misery. Take charge of your tree allergies without having to put a dent into your pocket books.

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