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Coronavirus or hay fever? This is how you can tell the difference

Is it just hay fever? Or maybe Coronavirus? This question is currently asked by many people who have a pollen allergy. Some complaints are similar, but there are differences.

Typical symptoms of hay fever

At hay fever complaints are more likely to occur in seizures, but not in Covid-19. Symptoms such as bouts of are typical for hay fever Sneezing, a swollen, tingling or runny nose, or irritated, itchy eyes.

With Covid-19, sneezing, and itchy eyes are atypical, a runny nose is rare. On the other hand, fever or body aches usually do not occur with hay fever, and also no diarrhea. In contrast, these symptoms are typical for Covid-19.

Typical symptoms of the coronavirus

At Covid-19 it usually happens dry cough and partly too Shortness of breath. These symptoms are not the norm in hay fever. If you have allergic asthma, such complaints are possible.

However, hay fever symptoms improve when one Allergy drugs take. With Covid-19, the symptoms do not improve.

Tips for people with pollen allergies

Those who have hay fever usually know their usual symptoms and allergy triggers and there are a few things to be aware of when it comes to corona risk: Are the allergic symptoms different than usual? Show yourself not during the usual pollen season? Asthma-like symptoms such as dry cough and shortness of breath occur, though so far no allergic asthma known is?

If you think your symptoms are related to Covid-19, you should consult a doctor, preferably by phone.

What do you think?

Written by Virgilio Arcuri

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