About two weeks ago, I had a scratchy, irritated throat, with a runny nose. The next day I became congested and the day afterwards I developed a cough. The cough was usually productive, that is, it brought up phlegm. The scratchy throat went away after about a day. The runny nose or nasal discharge, and cough continued for almost two weeks. Did I catch a cold or was it allergies?
Some background. I do have allergies to tree pollen, grass, ragweed, dust mite and cat. In the past, my allergy symptoms were usually just runny nose and sneezing. None of the antihistamines and nasal sprays work for me now. I'm currently doing allergy shots. Could my allergies gotten so bad that I have developed a stuffy nose, and coughing symptoms in addition to the runny nose and sneezing? Has anyone experience worsening allergies where they had additional multiple symptoms?
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