Covid-19, colds, influenza (the flu), and allergies can cause many similar symptoms. For this reason, it is very important to know how to distinguish the symptoms of these different situations, especially in the season of climate change.
Allergy, a common medical condition, is the immune system’s reaction to something that does not bother most people. Substances that often cause allergic reactions are: pollen, dust mites, mold spores, animal dander, food, insect bites, or medications
Normally, your immune system fights germs. However, in most allergic reactions it responds to the false alarm.
In any case, if you have respiratory symptoms or symptoms suspicious of covid-19, you should go to the nearest health center or of your choice for medical evaluation and recommendations.
Your doctor will tell you if a COVID-19 antigen or PCR test is necessary to rule out or confirm the condition. (me)
Signs of Covid-19 disease and allergy
|sign or symptoms||COVID-19||Allergy|
|Cough||Usually (dry cough)||Sometimes|
|Itchy nose, eyes, mouth, or ears||never||Generally|
|throat pain||Generally||few times|
|stuffy or runny nose||Generally||Generally|
|Nausea or vomiting||Sometimes||never|
|Loss of sense of taste or smell||Usually (at first, often without a stuffy or runny nose)||Sometimes|
sources: MedlinePlus || Mayo Clinic
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