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Is it COVID-19, or Allergies? Let’s find out together.

Written by Livia Alcantara
On August 4, 2021

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.

Great sources of information

 

CDC

Free online symptom checker
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American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology

Detailed guide comparing symptoms
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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

Data and information from:

(1) CDC  (2) Health Matters (3) WebMD 

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