The points that make an allergy different from a cold are: longer duration of symptoms (weeks to months); mainly associated with specific triggers or exposures (seasonal or perennial); usually not associated with fever or sore throat; almost immediate response to anti-allergic medication and in about 60% cases there is a positive family history of allergy. You should visit an ENT specialist for further evaluation and management. Later, if allergy is confirmed, you may visit and Allergy specialist for 'Allergy Tests' to identify the possible cause of your allergy.
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