Cold and Allergies: Reluctant Fellow Travelers
Not every cold resembles an allergic reaction, or vice versa, but sometimes the symptoms can overlap so much that even practiced medical professionals are unsure which they’re looking at. This is especially true when the season yields few clues about the origin of your sniffles: wintertime is especially ripe for ailments of every kind.
Determining which is cold and which is allergies can be a tough process, even if you follow the conventional wisdom and consider time of day, exposure, and type of discharge in your calculus. In fact the only way to know for sure whether you are up against allergic rhinitis or the common cold is with a full workup.
A full work up can involve several testing protocols, from culture and endoscopy to CT scan and allergy testing. My LA sinus surgery office has the only one-stop shop for allergy testing and treatment in Los Angeles, offering a number of technologies you won’t find under one roof anywhere else except the Mayo Clinic.
Want definitive answers about your cold-like symptoms? Call Dr. Mani Zadeh today.