Unfortunately, when you're feeling relatively lousy, with sniffles, sneezing and a sore throat it can be very difficult to tell the difference in whether you have a cold, the flu or seasonal allergies. Because the symptoms for each are so similar, knowing the slight differences will help you choose the best possible treatment for whatever issue you are handling.
The National Institute of Health's Dr. Teresa Hauguel, whom is an expert on infectious diseases that affect breathing, has said, "If you know what you have, you wont take medications that you don’t need, that aren’t effective, or that might even make your symptoms worse". The common cold, flu and allergies all affect your respiratory system, making it difficult to breathe. However, each condition has key symptoms that can set them apart, this way you can make sure you are treating it correctly.