Sometimes cold and allergy symptoms in a baby or toddler can look similar - here's how to tell them apart....
Sometimes cold and allergy symptoms in a baby or toddler can look similar - here's how to tell them apart. Cold: Symptoms build gradually and won't last longer than two weeks. Allergy: symptoms may seem very sudden, especially if your baby's recently been exposed to pollen. Such as you just came in from the park. Symptoms can last weeks or longer. Cold: a wet cough that sounds like there's gunk in your baby's throat Allergy: dry cough, if any Cold: slight fever and some body aches may be present Allergy: no fever Cold: eyes are just fine Allergy: baby may be rubbing eyes frequently. Eyes may be itchy, watery, and red. Cold: not too much sneezing, but nose may be really stuffy. Nose mucus is clear to yellow-green. Allergy: Lots of sneezing and an itchy nose. Babies often scrunch their little nose up if it itches. If there's mucus it'll stay clear and never turn yellow. In either case your baby can be irritable and sleepy. Breathing problems at night cause a lack of sleep, and no baby likes to feel sick. For a common cold, home treatments are fine (call your pediatrician's nurse to learn more). For allergies an appointment to your pediatrician may be in order.

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