The difference between colds, flu's and allergies

Sometimes the symptoms a person experiences can make it difficult to tell if the cause is allergies acting up or an actual pathogen. Distinguishing between whether you have a cold, flu, or an allergy can be difficult as all three can present similarly, with upper respiratory symptoms and are treated differently. 

This table provides few ways to differentiate between colds, flu's and allergies.

As a naturopathic physician practicing in B.C., I offer IV vitamin therapy to boost my patient’s immune systems.  IV’s are a great way to get high doses of nutrients that provide building blocks for hormones, neurotransmitters, and other systems in our bodies that bypass the digestive system and go straight into the bloodstream. Don’t let a cold or flu plague your family this fall, there are numerous treatments that aim to boost your immune system to prevent a cold or flu.
For tips about boosting your immune system while traveling read this post. For information about preventing allergies, check out this post. Tips for preventing colds and flu's can be found here and about preventing the spread of colds and flu's here.

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