As spring arrives and things begin to bloom, those affected by allergies are starting to feel the familiar symptoms of the season. But with the threat of COVID-19 still looming, you might be concerned that your symptoms are more than just seasonal allergies.
"Allergy symptoms do not cause fevers. They do cause itching of the eyes, dripping nose, congestion and sneezing," explains Dr. Amy Marks, Beaumont allergist. "For kids, they can cough but are typically happy and otherwise feeling well despite the symptoms."
The chart below will help you better understand the differences between allergies, cold, flu and COVID-19 symptoms.
Adds Dr. Marks, "Please don't avoid your doctor. We can help your allergy symptoms via an office or telehealth visit. Uncontrolled allergies can lead to other medical issues such as eye infections, worsening of eczema, worsening of asthma and just generalized discomfort."