Q: How can I tell if I have a cold or an allergy?

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How can I tell if I have a cold or an allergy? A: Allergies are more common after exposure to certain environments, such as spring pollens, cats, or dust. You can suffer from sneezing, watery, itchy, runny eyes, or nasal congestion. Colds usually progress and improve over a course of 3-5 days, typically with fever, […]

An Allergist’s Nightmare: The Micro-Poop Theory

  One Western tradition that I find truly puzzling is the custom of wearing shoes inside the house. Although some of my non-Asian friends have banned shoes in their homes after they have children, I still find that a majority of Americans and Europeans continue to wear shoes inside their homes. Unlike Eastern cultures that […]