It seems like so many of my family or friends are suffering from allergies or colds these past few weeks. They are self-medicating with Claritin, throat sprays, and cough drops.
However, symptoms sometimes provide an indication about whether it's an allergy or a cold.
If the bug seems to be progressive, rather than having symptoms come at once, it's probably a cold.
The following table may help you determine what it is you have - Allergies or a cold!