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10 Ways to tell if your baby has allergies, and not just a cold

Many of the symptoms of nasal allergies (also known as allergic rhinitis) are
similar to those of cold symptoms—runny nose, watery eyes, cough, nasal
congestion, sneezing. Many times parents are confused on whether their child has
a long-term cold or allergies.

 

Allergies are different though. Here are ten things to look for:

 

If your baby has more than one of these symptoms, there is fairly good chance
your baby is allergic to something in his or her environment. The most common
culprit is dust mites, but there are many other allergies. Since common
allergies are linked to ear infections and possibly asthma, it’s a good idea to
discuss these symptoms with your doctor and eventually with an allergist who can
easily test for more specific allergens.