Cold or Allergies? Online Quiz Solves Your Symptoms


cold-or-allergiesThe docs at MeMD, a leading telemedicine provider, are already starting to see patients show up on their computer screens seeking relief from sneezing and runny noses. Seasonal allergies and colds share some common symptoms, so it may be hard to tell the two apart. Just in time for the start of spring, MeMD has put together a quick online quiz to help determine the difference.

The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) says more than 40 million Americans suffer from seasonal allergies. Still, some people confuse colds with this chronic condition.

Rather than sit in a crowded urgent care or wait weeks to see a primary care physician for treatment, MeMD teledocs can diagnose conditions via online video visits done through a secure web portal – saving significant time and money!

Based on the answers to the nine questions below, the MeMD Cold and Allergy quiz will reveal what might be ailing you!

  • Do have a sore throat?
  • Do you have itchy or watery eyes?
  • Do you have a cough?
  • What color is your nasal discharge?
  • How did your symptoms start?
  • Have your symptoms lasted more than two weeks without much change in severity?
  • When are your symptoms the worst?
  • Do you feel fatigued or more tired than usual?
  • Have you been sneezing a lot?

No matter what the outcome – people can be examined, diagnosed and treated online with a modern day house call. U.S. licensed and board-certified medical providers see patients online through MeMD’s secure, HIPAA compliant web service in all 50 states –24 hours a day, seven days a week. When medically appropriate, a MeMD provider can send a prescription to a patient’s local pharmacy.

“MeMD is a fast and effective way to treat 80 percent of the ailments that send people to the ER or urgent care, and that includes allergies,” says Dr. John Shufeldt, founder and CEO of MeMD. “MeMD saves patients’ time and money when compared to a visit to a physician’s office or other medical facility.”

The cost for an on-demand online consultation with a MeMD provider is $49.95.

In addition to allergies, on-demand video visits through MeMD can treat non-emergency conditions, such as:

  • Cold and flu
  • Fever
  • Respiratory infections
  • Sinus infections
  • Sore throats
  • Bronchitis
  • Skin infections and rashes