(HealthDay News) -- It may be difficult to tell if your child's sniffles are caused by the common cold or seasonal allergies.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these telltale signs of seasonal allergies:
- Persistent symptoms including red and watery eyes, sneezing and runny nose that last for weeks at a time, and seem to emerge at the same time each year.
- A tingling or itching feeling in the mouth or throat.
- A scaly red rash in the skin creases, ankles or wrists.
- If your child has the skin condition eczema, he or she is more likely to develop seasonal allergies.
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