SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Allergies are especially bad this season leaving many sneezing with itchy eyes. But are you sure your symptoms are just caused by the increased pollen in the area?

Dr. James M. Steckelberg with the Mayo Clinic explains that the common cold and seasonal allergies have similar symptoms, but are very different diseases.

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So do you have a cold or just allergies?

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Swipe through these slides of symptoms to help figure it out

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Hear from a licensed allergist on the CBS13 News at 10.