SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - Changing seasons often bring a lot of sniffling and sneezing.
Weather alone can't make a person sick.
As our bodies adjust to the change in temperature our immune systems is also adapting, making us more susceptible to viruses and infection.
And more time indoors means more chances for those sicknesses to spread.
And during this time of the year, it can be hard to tell whether it's a cold or allergies.
Dr. Junjie Fang says, "We see both the allergy and the cold patients. "
If you have a fever or a sore throat, Dr. Fang says that's likely a sign of a cold, not allergies.