UHC informs of allergy vs. COVID-19 symptoms


Experiencing a sneeze, cough or tickle in the throat may be more nerve-wracking these days with COVID-19 symptoms still swirling. Before worry sets in, remember that spring is the time of year for seasonal allergies, which affect close to 50 million Americans each year.

COVID-19 is a viral respiratory illness and may spread through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.

The most common COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or fatigue

Other symptoms may include aches, nasal congestion or runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea or loss of taste or smell.

Allergy symptoms may include itchy eyes, itchy nose, sneezing, runny/congested nose, sore throat or cough associated with post-nasal drip.

For more information on the symptoms you may be experiencing, consider using the COVID-19 symptom checker for help in determining if you have COVID-19 symptoms. You can also learn more about your symptoms by contacting your doctor or health care provider.

For more COVID-19 resources, visit uhc.com.

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