Confused over cold vs. allergy symptoms? The professionals at Mountain Peaks have the answers.
— Dr. Robert Durrans, owner and practitioner
OREM, UT, USA, August 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — With fall coming and cold weather to follow, Mountain Peaks Family Practice offers sound advice for dealing with the symptoms many people may experience over the next few months.
“The changing colors can lead to sniffling noses,” said Dr. Robert Durrans, lead physician at Mountain Peaks Family Practice. “That’s right, autumn is just around the corner. Unfortunately, many people think they are coming down with colds when what they could be experiencing are allergies. Sometimes it’s hard to know because the symptoms are so closely related. That’s why we decided to create a guide to help you know better what’s attacking your body this fall season.”
What are the Symptoms?
Both allergies and colds can result in fatigue, sneezing, coughing, and a runny or stuffy nose. Chances are, those suffering from these symptoms can have a cold or allergies.
Allergies are most common during the change of season, when pollen and other stimulants are prevalent. Watch for the following symptoms, which can come from allergies.
– Watery, itchy eyes
– Itchy ears and throat
– Symptoms that last for weeks
– Clear Mucus
Colds on the other hand have some similar but distinct symptoms. Here are a few:
– Muscle Soreness
– Sore or scratchy throat
– Symptoms that last for one to two weeks
– Yellow or green mucus
“Still can’t figure it out? Don’t worry, that’s why we have doctors,” said Durrans. “Our experts know just how to get you the relief you need.”
Nasal sprays have been proven to very effective in addressing allergy symptoms. With colds most people will recover within one to two weeks. The best medicine is rest and drinking lots of fluids. However, if the symptoms are unbearable there are over the counter medications that can be requested.
With the other symptoms of colds such as chills or wheezing, many people choose to talk to a doctor.
Durrans said, “We regularly see people with symptoms—unsure whether they have allergies or a cold. A patient comes in with a runny nose and a scratchy throat. In some cases they’ve already taken a decongestant, but haven’t seen any effects. In other cases they’ve been taking allergy medication and it doesn’t seem to be helping.”
“We know colds, but when a patient has tried treatment without effect, we typically refer them to an allergy specialist. Either way, come see us. We want to help!”
About Mountain Peaks Family Practice
Mountain Peaks Family Practice has been servicing Utah Valley patients for many years. Since our beginnings, we have grown to be an amazing family practice today. We offer a variety of services to ensure that you and your family are properly cared for. Our services span all ages and a wide range of medical needs. We are the simple solution for families.
We understand the importance of having a team of professionally trained doctors, nurses, and staff to care for you and your family. Learn more about our personable and professional team members who look forward to assisting you with all of your healthcare needs.
To find out more about the services we offer and the doctors on staff, please visit http://mountainpeaksfamilypractice.com.