How To Tell The Difference If You Have Covid 19 Or Just a Seasonal Allergy

Whether the coronavirus pandemic will spike or ebb from September, the experts can’t really tell. The topic is a matter of debate and if one goes by the sudden surge in the number of new cases, then it’s not likely that we are going to see a flattening of the curve by the fall. What’s more worrying is the record-breaking number of new cases seen in the USA with 44,530 just yesterday. Countries like Brazil, Russia and India are following suit. The problem lies in the attitude of people towards the disease. Thinking lock-downs and social distancing has done enough to check the virus is a huge misconception because the virus never really left. Now that people have come out in the open again, it has well and truly caught hold once more.

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1How do you tell if you have an allergy or COVID19

The biggest problem today which is a challenge for people and doctors alike is differentiating between a common illness such as cough, cold or allergies and the virus. The paranoia that has gripped the virus is either making it difficult for people suffering other ailments to get help or having to go to COVID 19 testing centers where you risk catching it if you are negative. Even doctors are in a quandary whether to use their better judgment or make everyone even with a slight cough take a test. That being said, the biggest question perhaps on many lips or do I have the coronavirus or do I have an allergy. So what’s the difference between COVID 19 and a common allergy, how do you tell?

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2The coronavirus is increasing

Whether the coronavirus pandemic will spike or ebb from September, the experts can’t really tell. The topic is a matter of debate and if one goes by the sudden surge in the number of new cases, then it’s not likely that we are going to see a flattening of the curve by the fall. Whats more worrying is the record-breaking number of new cases seen in the USA with 44,530 just yesterday. Countries like Brazil, Russia and India are following suit. The problem lies in the attitude of people towards the disease.

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3COVID 19 has complicated the way doctors look at mild illnesses

Before the coronavirus, if you got a slight fever, cold, and cough you’d most probably pass it off, pop some anti-allergy pills and take one vitamin C and it wouldn’t really bother you. But today, those symptoms are striking fear in everybody including health-care personnel. In fact cough in a mall or a department store and you’ll find people jumping away from you as if a bomb just went off. When you’ve got a fever, runny nose, itchy eyes, body ache, chills and a cough, these are typical symptoms of cold, seasonal allergies, or the flu. But then again, the bummer is that these are also symptoms of the coronavirus, so what does one do? How do you diagnose what you may be having for suitable treatment.

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