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COVID-19: Are my symptoms from Omicron or allergies?

Coughing, sneezing and having breathing difficulties have created concern among many parents, as they don’t know if their child has Omicron or allergy symptoms.

Man sneezing, is it from COVID-19 variant Omicron or allergies?

How can we differentiate?


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How can I tell the difference between symptoms?

Nasal congestion and sneezing are typical for allergies, but are very similar to Omicron symptoms. Additional details can be found here.

Experts say that with Omicron the mucus produced is “clearer and more fluid.” Omicron patients typically don’t have nasal irritation. Both do share the feeling of an itchy throat.

Omicron usually has more symptoms than allergies. Many of these are uncommon for allergies. These include:

  • fever
  • headache
  • sore throat
  • a general malaise
  • gastrointestinal issues

Keeping your home clean and with good air flow can help reduce the impact of allergies.

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