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Cumberland Pediatrics

1405 Franklin Gateway
Marietta, GA 30067
770-951-5400

Cumberland Pediatrics, Pediatricians in Marietta, Smyrna

Phone: 770-951-5400 | 1405 Franklin Gateway • Marietta, GA 30067 | Directions

Sickness Vs. Allergies: Know The Difference

Many times, we have patients come in with "cold like symptoms ". Instead, their parents are surprised to find out these are just allergies!

Before you come in for a visit with your pediatrician, you can tell the difference between allergies and a true sickness or infection in the following ways:

  • If mucus is thin and colorless, these are allergies; a viral infection will produce thick, colored mucus
  • If your child has a fever, this is not allergy related
  • If you child has aches and pains, this is not allergy related

If your child is experiencing a sore throat, has a rash, has watery or red eyes, is frequently sneezing or itching, allergies are typically to blame.during pollen season.