Is it a Cold? The Flu? Allergies? Bronchitis?

M.A., Health Writer

Question 1 of 9

You just want to scratch, but the places that itch aren't really very 'scratchable.' Eyes and even nose tend to itch more if you have:

AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DBronchitis
AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DBronchitis
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Question 2 of 9

‘Achoo!’ You're sneezing frequently and maybe not so delicately after all. What's causing you to sneeze so much and keep running for those tissues?

AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DSinusitis
AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DSinusitis
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Question 3 of 9

You're congested, your nasal discharge is thick and green, your face, teeth, and head hurt, and you're coughing at night. You may also have bad breath. According to Nicklaus Children's Hospital in Miami, you may have:

AA cold
BFlu
CSinusitis
DBronchitis
AA cold
BFlu
CSinusitis
DBronchitis
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Question 4 of 9

Your symptoms seem to appear or get worse only during certain times of the year — and don't occur just once but repeatedly. You probably have:

ASinusitis
BAllergies
CBronchitis
DA cold
ASinusitis
BAllergies
CBronchitis
DA cold
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Question 5 of 9

The stuff that comes out of your nose says a lot about what you have, says Stanford University. When your mucus starts out with a white color and turns yellow as it thickens before clearing up completely, you probably have:

ASinusitis
BBronchitis
CA cold
DFlu
ASinusitis
BBronchitis
CA cold
DFlu
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Question 6 of 9

You have a fever in the range of 100-102°F. Your body aches in ways you didn't know it could, you're very fatigued, you have a headache, and your cough is sometimes severe. Sounds like you have:

AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DBronchitis
AA cold
BAllergies
CFlu
DBronchitis
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Question 7 of 9

You're coughing and mucus comes up. You wheeze, have shortness of breath, maybe even a low fever — and your chest may be tight. You may have had a virus and now you're not sure what you have. It is actually:

AA cold
BFlu
CAllergies
DBronchitis
AA cold
BFlu
CAllergies
DBronchitis
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Question 8 of 9

You're sneezing with that annoying stuffy, runny nose. You have a sore throat and a cough, and your chest is uncomfortable, but it's not awful. You could have a slight fever. This all came on pretty quickly, symptoms worsened, but this has hung around now for more than a week. You probably have:

AFlu
BSinusitis
CA cold
DAllergies
AFlu
BSinusitis
CA cold
DAllergies
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Question 9 of 9

The influenza or flu virus lives in respiratory secretions of infected people, says UpToDate. It's important to know how to protect ourselves. How does the virus "reach us?"

ALarge particle droplets travel between us when we're in close contact.
BSmaller droplets with virus inside can stay suspended in air longer and then we breathe them.
CDroplets land and stay on surfaces we touch.
DThe virus can enter through our eyes.
EAll of the above.
ALarge particle droplets travel between us when we're in close contact.
BSmaller droplets with virus inside can stay suspended in air longer and then we breathe them.
CDroplets land and stay on surfaces we touch.
DThe virus can enter through our eyes.
EAll of the above.
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