This is the way to distinguish them
This is allergy season, which means a lot of colds. And, in a state of increased consciousness, you may worry that all symptoms are Covid.
Here is how to distinguish Covid from allergies:
Have you had allergies in the past?
If you have a runny nose and frequent allergy symptoms in the spring, it may cause allergies. Although using Covid can sometimes cause sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes, this is usually not how it started.
If it feels like an allergy, it may be an allergy. However, please trust your instincts. If your allergies are different from usual, if you are more sick or may have been exposed to Covid, please take the test.
How are Covid symptoms different from allergy symptoms?
Covid comes in several forms, but dry cough, fever, fatigue, and loss of smell are four very common symptoms. Unlike flu, which usually happens quickly, Covid symptoms can last for a few days and usually start with fatigue or a mild cough.
Other common symptoms of Covid include headache, chest tightness, unpleasant breath during activity, chills, pain, nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain.
What are the common symptoms of allergy and Covid?
Both may cough, runny nose and congestion. Conjunctivitis can also be done.
What symptom is most likely to be Covid?
Covid rarely sneezes. It can happen, but it is usually accompanied by other symptoms.
What symptoms never cause allergies?
Covid symptoms that can never be caused by allergies include fever, severe fatigue, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps.
We tend to be allergic to the head, nose, eyes and throat. Although mild Covid can sometimes only cause upper respiratory symptoms, Covid is usually a systemic disease.
What other questions should you ask yourself?
How bad is it? The allergy symptoms remain fairly stable, but when the pollen count is high, the allergy symptoms worsen. If you get sicker and sicker, it means that it may be more than an allergy.
Do allergy medications help? If they reduce your symptoms, you are unlikely to have Covid.
Am I at the risk of exposing me to Covid? If your symptoms appear a few days after possible exposure, get tested.