The flu season is here. A frequently asked question is, how do I know if I have the flu? Or is it COVID-19 or just allergies?
Below is a comparison of the symptoms of COVID-19, allergies and the flu.
If you are still worried and your symptoms are not getting better, please see your doctor. There are also free COVID testing sites available.
|Shortness of Breath||common||never (unless person has respiratory condition triggered by allergies such as asthma)||rare (unless in presence of severe illness)|
|Loss of Taste and/ or Smell||common||rare||rare|
|Body Aches (severe)||common||rare||common|
|Itchy Watery Eyes||rare||common||never|
*Developed by Melissa Pinheiro BSN, RN
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