Is it allergies or COVID-19?
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:
Many of us are already feeling the effects of allergies right now! Here are some of the symptoms you may notice:
- Stuffy nose
- Itchy nose or eyes
Symptoms of COVID-19 appear 2-14 days after exposure to the coronavirus. The most common symptoms are:
- Trouble breathing
- Loss or smell or taste
- Fatigue or exhaustion
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.
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