Allergy or a cold? Expert advice to help diagnose your symptoms

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By Andrew Michalscheck By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Spring time in Arizona means great temperatures outside. But unfortunately it also means terrible allergies for many Valley residents.

To make things more difficult, many allergy symptoms are similar to the common cold.

So how do you tell if you’re suffering from allergies or a cold?

Dr. Heather Hawthorne from Banner Health stopped by 3TV to provide a few helpful tips to determine if you’re one of the many people suffering from allergy season.