Side by side COVID-19 vs. Allergies
This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.1
Allergies may present themselves differently in children.
Children tend to be more restless, while adults become more fatigued. If a child shows allergy symptoms while lethargic, feverish with a cough and no itchy eyes & runny nose, then speak to a pediatrician.2
Things to remember with Allergies
- If you are using inhalers in public, take extra precautions to keep your distance.
- Keep your house clean of allergens and change when coming home after being outdoors to stay free of allergic reactions & steer clear of confusing symptoms!
- Having allergies or taking immunotherapy doesn’t mean it disqualifies you from the COVID-19 vaccine. Discuss with your allergist for further details.
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Stay free of allergy symptoms to clear the confusion
If these symptoms become too severe or do not resolve with over-the-counter allergy medications, see your doctor. Your doctor may prescribe any of the following:Pills such as Clarinex, nasal sprays such as Astelin, or eyedrops like Optivar to help with your symptoms.3