Is It COVID-19 or Seasonal Allergies? Here’s The Difference.

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So, this morning I woke up feeling like CRAP. Sniffles, itchy eyes, and sneezing like crazy. Sounds like season allergies, right? Or is it?

Well, I went down that rabbit hole to ensure I didn’t have symptoms of COVID-19. So, I figured with seasonal allergies in full swing and cold and flue season approaching, you’d want to know too.

Here’s The Difference Between COVID-19 and Seasonal Allergies Symptoms

According to the CDC website, seasonal allergies typically have the following symptoms:

  • Itchy or watery eyes
  • Sneezing

COVID-19 symptoms typically include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle and body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

But here’s the thing, there is also symptoms that can over-cross each other and be symptoms of BOTH Covid-19 and seasonal allergies. These symptoms include:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sort throat
  • Congestion or runny nose

So, the bottom line is, it’s hard to determine what you have should you be experiencing symptoms of both.

According to the CDC, f you think you have COVID-19, follow CDC’s guidance on ”What to do if you are sick.” If you have an emergency warning sign (including trouble breathing), seek emergency medical care immediately.

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