Is It Allergies? Or Coronavirus?
Trying to figure out if you have Coronavirus or just allergies?
As we move into Springtime, more and more people will be experiencing itching, sneezing, runny noses and more. At the same time, there will be confusion over what symptoms might be allergies and which ones might be related to the highly contagious Coronavirus.
Today I’m going to talk to you about the difference between Coronavirus and allergies so that you can hopefully be able to tell them apart and treat them appropriately.
Coronavirus vs. Allergy symptoms
Spring allergy symptoms tend to start with itching and a clear runny nose. With Coronavirus, it is more likely to start with a fever and a cough rather than a runny nose. If you’ve had a history of spring time allergies – and your symptoms are the same as when you’ve had them before, you most likely have allergies again. One hallmark of allergies that isn’t common with COVID19 is itchy eyes, itchy nose, or possibly an itchy throat.
The main symptom of COVID19 to look out for is the fever because it is highly unlikely for allergies to cause a fever in most people. If you tend to feel like you are hot all the time, check your temperature a few times while you are feeling fine and check it again later if you start to feel worse with a cough or sore throat.
A report from the World Health Organization (WHO) that examined cases in China in February 2020 shed more light on these symptoms. That report found that around 88% of COVID-19 patients had a fever and 68% had a dry cough. Keep in mind, that the cough is usually a dry cough. Additional symptoms of coronavirus have included shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, sore throat, diarrhea, fatigue and body aches. Another commonly reported symptom of COVID 19 is a loss of sense of taste and smell – which is uncommon with allergies.
It’s important to note that even if you have a regular flu that is common to this time of year, it can be hard to tell the difference. According to the government, if you have a cough, sore throat and fever, you probably have Coronavirus. Even if you have the symptoms, you may not actually have the virus – please get tested to confirm if you do, do not just assume you have it. Earlier in the season, people weren’t able to get tests, but now you can, so you should definitely confirm if you suspect that you have it.
Asthma is an underlying condition that can get worse with either allergies or COVID19. So you have to make sure that you are on top of any medications or treatments that you need for your asthma.
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Hopefully this has helped to shed some light on how to differentiate between allergies and Coronavirus. Next, I’ll be sharing the differences in treatments so you know how you can treat and alleviate the symptoms of either of these. Let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with and be sure to join me for my next live Q&A on Facebook! It will be next Thursday the 30th at 7:30pm
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