Wednesday, July 29, 2020 09:51 AM

SNEEZING AND COUGHING? HOW TO TELL IF IT’S ALLERGIES OR COVID-19 - CONSIDERABLE

Were told to stay home if we feel unwell during the COVID-19 pandemic[1]. But what if your sniffles, sore throat or cough arent infectious? What if theyre caused by hay fever or another allergic reaction? You may be doing a lot more isolating than you need to.

Although it can sometimes be challenging, there are ways to tell apart respiratory symptoms caused by a virus and those caused by an allergy. This approach may help prevent COVID-19 testing capacity from being overwhelmed.

What causes hay fever?

Hay fever has many of the same symptoms as viral respiratory infections, such as colds and mild flu-like illnesses, as well as COVID-19. This is because rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nose, which has many causes.

Hay fever iscaused by[2]your nose and/or eyes coming into contact with microscopic allergens in the environment, such as pollens (from grasses, weeds or trees), dust mites, moulds and animal hair.

Your immune systemidentifies[3]these airborne substances as harmful and produces antibodies against them. The next time you come into contact with them, these ...

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