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Allergies, Flu, or COVID-19?

Posted on April 1, 2022
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It can be hard to tell if you’re suffering from allergies, flu, or COVID-19. Learn the differences below:

Allergy Symptoms Include:

  • Cough
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Sneezing
  • Rashes
  • Headache

COVID-19 Symptoms Include: 

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache

Flu Symptoms Include:

  • Cough
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults

 

The 3 look very similar! That’s why it’s important to get tested if you have symptoms. Testing is the only way to know for certain. If you test positive for flu, antivirals can be prescribed to lessen symptoms and decrease the risk of flu hospitalizations and deaths.

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