Lactose Intolerance Community
About This Community:

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose. Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The. purpose of the community is to share support and information with Lactose Intolerant patients, their loved ones and caregivers. Topics in the community include: causes, clinical trials, complications, family issues, living with Lactose Intolerance, prognosis, research, and treatments.

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Is It a Cold or Allergies?

Use the chart below to determine if your symptoms are indicative of a cold or allergies. 

 


 

SYMPTOMS

 

COLDS

 

ALLERGIES

Time of year
More common during the winter.

More common spring through fall.



Occurrence

Symptoms appear one at a time (i.e. sneezing, runny nose, congestion)
Symptoms occur all at once.

Duration

Typically last 7-10 days.
Continue as long as you are exposed to the allergen.

Sneezing
Not as common.
Usually, sneezing will occur 2 or 3 times in a row.


Mucus

Yellowish nasal discharge.
Clear, thin, watery discharge.

 


 

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Start Date
Mar 25, 2010
by Med Help
Last Revision
Mar 30, 2010
by Med Help