Allergy season is upon us and the cold season is always around us, so how do we know if our runny nose and congestion is a COLD or an ALLERGY? First, we must learn the differences between the two.
What is an allergy?
An allergy is a reaction of your immune system when it comes in contact with an allergen, such as pollen, ragweed and mold. The reaction causes a release of histamine in the body which in turn causes symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes and nasal congestion. Be aware that allergies are not contagious. However, allergies can be hereditary and can occur at any time in your life. Allergy symptoms are often seasonal, typically occurring in the spring and fall.
What is a cold?
A cold is very different from an allergy. A cold is a contagious virus that gets into your body by way of a sneeze, cough or a touch from an infected person. Your immune system then tries to fight off the virus resulting in the development of symptoms like fever, cough, headache and green or yellow mucus production. Cold symptoms can occur at any time of the year and are highly contagious. Allergies and colds have many symptoms in common, often leading to confusion as to what you actually have.
Benefits of IV Vitamin Therapy
How can IV vitamin therapy help all this? The answer is simple, PREVENTION. We want to keep our bodies well so they don’t get sick. Additionally, adequate hydration allows the body to function at its optimum level. We often run ourselves down, stress our bodies and then an illness occurs. ReviveRN has specialty drips that boost your immune system, revive a tired body, restore you back to feeling like your old self, all while hydrating you at the same time. What are you waiting for? Book your appointment today.