As of June 29th, we have moved to the new Catalyst Physician Group Patient Portal.

Is it allergies or COVID-19?

Featured Image

Allergy season is in full swing! You may be coughing, sneezing and rubbing your eyes, but how do you know for sure that you’re dealing with allergies and not COVID-19? Here’s our guide on the difference between COVID-19 and allergy symptoms:

Allergy symptoms

Many of us are already feeling the effects of allergies right now! Here are some of the symptoms you may notice:

  • Sneezing
  • Stuffy nose
  • Coughing
  • Itchy nose or eyes

COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure to the coronavirus. The most common symptoms are:

  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Loss or smell or taste
  • Fatigue or exhaustion
  • Weakness

One important difference between allergies and COVID-19 is that you should not have a fever with allergies. Many allergy symptoms can also be helped with over-the-counter medicine.

Even with these helpful tips, it can still be challenging to make an accurate diagnosis between allergies and COVID-19. We recommend speaking to your physician if you're experiencing any symptoms. Your physician can diagnose your specific symptoms or order COVID-19 testing if needed.

Click below to schedule a televisit!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.