Some of the symptoms of a cold and an allergic flare-up are the same, so it can sometimes be hard to know what we’re really dealing with. Before starting treatment, it is necessary to understand the cause. Both allergies and the common cold can cause symptoms of nasal congestion and runny nose. Both conditions are accompanied by sneezing, coughing and sore throat. However, if your eyes become red, watery, and itchy in addition to sneezing, it’s most likely an allergy. Because, whether it is seasonal (for example, wormwood) or year-round (pet hair). Symptoms will continue as long as there is interaction with the allergen. On the other hand, a cold usually lasts 3 to 14 days. If yellow mucus comes out of you and your body aches, then it is a cold. In addition, the common cold causes severe pain and coughing in the throat, compared to allergies. Once you understand what is causing your condition, choose the following remedies: For both conditions: – Water is the first lifesaver for colds and allergies. It causes mucus to move and leave the body, that is, it clears the sinuses. – Take a decongestant, or better its natural analogue, to reduce inflammation of the mucous membranes For colds: – Do gargling with salt water, or tincture of calendula or sage. These herbs have a calming and anti-inflammatory effect known since ancient times. For allergies: – First of all, try to identify a specific allergen and eliminate contact with it. If the allergen cannot be found, it is recommended to carry out a general cleansing of the body with various cleansing methods, information about which can be easily found on the net, and also, of course, adhere to a vegetarian diet. Whatever the cause of your condition, the main task is to stimulate the immune system of your body. Give yourself more rest, try to get under the influence of stress as little as possible.