Diagnosing your own illness can be a difficult task year-round. Even if the weather is cold and you have a stuffy nose, sometimes cold symptoms can be misleading. At 828 Urgent Care in Oceanside, Vista and Fallbrook CA, our experienced doctors and physicians focus on diagnosing our patients correctly and quickly. One of the first steps in diagnosing and treatment to a sickness versus an allergy is to know the difference between various illnesses.
Colds: Symptoms are similar to allergy symptoms, but can also include a sore throat, fever, and body aches. Most colds happen over the span of a few days and clear up relatively fast.
Allergies: Symptoms include a runny or stuffy nose, sneezing, wheezing, or watery itchy eyes. Allergies are usually set off by being exposed to a specific allergen, so you'll notice that they reoccur often, rather than hitting you hard like a cold.
Sinusitis: The symptoms of sinusitis are very specific to the nasal area. From a swollen, painful feeling around your forehead and cheeks to a very stuffy nose, the indicators of sinusitis are noticeable and can last up to four weeks. Nasal symptoms can also be accompanied by a sore throat and colored mucus.
At our walk-in clinic in Oceanside, Vista and Fallbrook, we can help clear your earwax quickly and efficiently, with no appointment necessary. We look forward to helping you with all your illness symptoms at 828 Urgent Care!