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Is it a Summer Cold or Allergies?

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Are you unsure whether you have a summer cold or allergies? If so, you are not alone. Due to the similarities in symptoms, summer colds and allergy are often confused.

Similar symptoms lead to confusion 6,7

 

Cold

Allergy

Itchy and watery eyes

X

Fever

X

Sore throat

Body aches

X

Eczema

X

Runny nose

Nasal congestion

Coughing

Sneezing

Post nasal drip

Headache

X

 


 

Speak to your pharmacist about the right solution for you.

Just look at the difference between these similar things:

A Pharmacist vs a Chemist

Chemists are experts in Chemistry, a branch of physical science which is the study of the properties and building (synthesis) of molecules. Pharmacists are healthcare professionals who practice in pharmacy, the field of health sciences focusing on safe and effective medication use.
Baking Soda vs Baking Powder

Baking soda is made of only one ingredient called sodium bicarbonate. Baking powder is comprised of more than one ingredient. Baking powder contains sodium bicarbonate, but it has an additional acidic ingredient. Often, this acid is cream of tartar, also known as potassium bitartrate.
A Turtle vs a Tortoise

Tortoises are terrestrial animals whilst turtles tend to live in water, or spend much or most of their time in water. Tortoises aren’t equipped for water and live completely on land. Turtles can be completely aquatic (aside from egg-laying), semi-aquatic, or mostly (but not completely) terrestrial.
A Labrador vs a Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers have longer snouts, while Labs have broader heads and more muscular builds. Both breeds are large dogs, but Labs are slightly larger. Labradors come in three colors: yellow, chocolate and black; while Golden Retrievers come in warmer hues ranging from yellow to rust red.
A Drawing pin vs A Thumbtack

Thumbtack is a small nail-like tack with a slightly rounded head that can be pressed into place with light pressure from the thumb. Drawing pins were designed for holding paper onto a drawing board while a technical drawing was made on it.
A Shrimp vs a Prawn

The main anatomical difference between prawns and shrimp is their body form. Prawns have three pairs of claw-like legs, while shrimp have only one pair. Prawns also have longer legs than shrimp. Prawns are bigger than shrimp.
A Biscuit vs a Cookie

Cookies require soft dough, while biscuits require hard dough. Cookies are little heavier than biscuits, whereas, biscuits are fluffier than cookies. Cookies contain more sugar than biscuits.
A Koeksister vs a Koesister

Koeksister, is a golden, twisted plait, crisp on the outside with a sweet syrupy centre. Koesisters are a Cape Malay delicacy, oval dough balls with a doughnut-like texture, flavoured with spices and naartjie peel and much darker in colour.

Cold or Allergy?

Know the Difference with Benylin® and Sinutab®

 


 

Our Product Range

For cold symptoms such as cough, try Benylin Wet Cough Range

BENYLIN® Wet Cough Mucus Relief

Benylin Wet Cough Mucus Relief thins and loosens mucus making it easier for you to get rid of thick stubborn phlegm.

BENYLIN® Wet Cough Menthol Mucus Relief

Benylin Wet Cough Menthol Mucus Relief thins and loosens mucus making it easier for you to get rid of thick stubborn phlegm.

    BENYLIN® Children’s Wet Cough Mucus Relief

    Benylin Children’s Wet Cough Mucus Relief thins and loosens mucus making it easier for your child to get rid of thick stubborn phlegm.

      Speak to your pharmacist about the Benylin range of products.

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