COVID Symptoms vs Allergy Symptoms: What to Know

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently shared a chart outlining the different symptoms a person can get from COVID-19 and seasonal allergies.

Why is this important: Spring is fast approaching, bringing minor colds, allergies and more. As COVID-19 still sweeps across the country, the CDC has shared the symptoms so people know what could be affecting them.

Covid19 symptoms: the CDC chart identified the following symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills.
  • Cough.
  • Aches.
  • Headache.
  • Tired.
  • Loss of taste or smell.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Sore throat.
  • Sneeze.
  • Itchy or watery eyes.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.

Allergy symptoms: the CDC said people will also want to keep an eye out for specific allergy symptoms:

  • Cough.
  • Headache.
  • Tired.
  • Sore throat.
  • Sneeze.
  • Itchy or watery eyes.
  • Runny or stuffy nose.

Both: According to the CDC, COVID-19 and seasonal allergies can lead to coughing, headaches and fatigue.

Yes, but: Chills and fever remain more common with the novel coronavirus.

The bigger picture: The coronavirus still infects thousands of people in the United States every day. At least 47,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 in the past day, according to the CDC.

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