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Markers of distinction between COVID-19 and allergies |  Health |  magazine

Markers of distinction between COVID-19 and allergies | Health | magazine

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
fever Generally never
muscle pain Generally never
Tired Generally Sometimes
Itchy nose, eyes, mouth, or ears never Generally
sneezing few times Generally
throat pain Generally few times
stuffy or runny nose Generally Generally
conjunctivitis Sometimes Sometimes
Nausea or vomiting Sometimes never
Diarrhea 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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