Is it allergies or COVID-19?

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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 While COVID-19 remains a concern in the community, we recommend scheduling a televisit to discuss with a provider should you become ill with these symptoms. Your physician can diagnose your specific symptoms or order COVID-19 testing if needed.

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