It’s allergy season and a lot of people are feeling the symptoms, but is it their allergies or do they have COVID-19?
The simplest way to answer that is a COVID-19 test.
Luckily, allergies are something people have every year and for the most part they know what they feel like.
Parents find themselves stressing over allergies, COVID-19, RSV, and the flu. Telling the difference in their child is bit more challenging.
The best thing parents can do is remain vigilant in protecting their kids, keeping them safe from other family members who fall ill, masking up, frequently washing hands, and social distancing.
Many common allergy symptoms include itchy/watery/red eyes, nasal congestion, runny nose, postnasal drip, sneezing, and itchy skin.
Some of these symptoms can also be of a virus, like runny and congested noses.
Allergies also will not harm lungs unless the person has asthma, and will not cause fevers or extreme fatigue.
The most common COVID symptoms are fever, dry cough, and fatigue.
Less common symptoms are loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, conjunctivitis, sore throat, headache, muscle and joint pain, rashes, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and chills or dizziness.
Severe COVID symptoms are shortness of breath, loss of appetite, confusion, pain or pressure in the chest that persists, and a high body temp.
The least common symptoms are irritability, reduced consciousness with seizures at times, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, and neurological issues like stroke, brain inflammation, delirium and nerve damage.