According to ABC News, allergies and colds share several symptoms, and it is easy to mistake one for the other. Both are often characterized by sneezing, as well as runny or stuffy noses. However, allergies will typically cause an individual to have itchy eyes and should not lead to things like a fever or general aches and pains. Those symptoms are indicative of a cold or flu, the news source reported.
Many people report that they cannot take penicillin but in fact only a very small percent of the population are truly allergic. If you tell the doctor that you cannot take penicillin, and need an antibiotic, then you will get a more expensive and potentially more toxic medication. We have a safe test to determine if you are truly allergic to penicillin. Ask!