Allergy Season & Coronavirus: Know the Difference Between COVID-19 Symptoms & Allergy Symptoms by Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

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Allergy Season & Coronavirus: Know the Difference Between COVID-19 Symptoms & Allergy Symptoms

May is National Asthma and Allergies Awareness Month, and given the continued presence of COVID-19, it is critical to know the difference between the symptoms of the coronavirus and allergies. The threat of coronavirus has many people second-guessing their allergy symptoms and wondering if they’re really coming down with COVID-19. While there is overlap, here are some ways to tell the difference:

  • Shortness of breath is a red flag. Allergies can cause some shortness of breath, but if it’s severe or unlike symptoms you usually experience, talk to a nurse practitioner or other health-care provider.
  • Follow your instincts. Allergies can make you feel lousy, but they don’t cause aches, pains, fatigue and exhaustion, which are associated with the flu and coronavirus.

One of the best ways to protect yourself from COVID-19 and reduce any worry about telling the difference between the virus and allergy symptoms is to get your COVID-19 vaccination. The vaccine is now available in all states for everyone above the age of 16. Get your vaccination, wear your mask and go outside and enjoy the spring weather!

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Great info, allergies are bad right now.
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
This allergy season has been so tough. Many thanks for the very helpful insights, Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP !
I find myself wondering about this way too often...

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