Do you have a Scratchy Throat, Sneezing, or Watery Eyes? You May Have Allergies Instead of the Common Summer Cold

What you may think is a common summer cold may actually be summer allergies. Dr. Richard Weber, president of the American College Allergy, Asthma and Immunology stated that allergies can occur at any season. Even though most people believe that seasonal allergies occur during the spring and fall months, allergies are also common in the summer.

According to previous research, mold spores and grass pollens are the most common allergy triggers to strike in the summer. Mold spores can sometimes be more of a problem than pollen grains. Summer allergies can develop in anyone, even those who have never experienced any symptoms before. Those who have never experienced any symptoms in the past, can easily mistake them for a cold. Although they may not seem serious at first, they can lead to other health problems including infection.

There are several ways to determine whether you have a typical summer cold or seasonal summer allergies. If you experience symptoms for two weeks or more, it is likely that you may have allergies, however, if your symptoms get worse over time you may have a cold. Symptoms including scratchy throat, runny nose, sneezing, and itchy eyes are all common allergy symptoms. Those who have asthma, have a higher chance of having an allergy rather than a cold.