Achoo! You’re sneezing uncontrollably, your nose is running like a faucet, and you feel, just … blah. These icky symptoms keep rearing their ugly head, which leaves you scratching yours, wondering: Why do I keep catching colds …. or, wait, could I have seasonal allergies?

Colds and allergies can share similar symptoms, like runny nose, sneezing, and fatigue, but they’re actually very different conditions.

Here’s how to tell the difference between a cold and an allergy, so you can get the proper treatment and get rid of those symptoms for good.

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