The differences between allergies and coronavirus

While testing for the virus is increasing, we are also at the beginning of allergy season

LA CROSSE, Wis (WKBT) – According to experts, allergy symptoms may be getting confused with symptoms of the coronavirus.

While testing for the virus is increasing, we are also at the beginning of allergy season.

While some symptoms of allergies are similar to the coronavirus, there are still some simple differences.

Allergy symptoms include runny nose or nasal congestion, sneezing, and coughing.

Coronavirus symptoms may include those, but if you aren’t suffering from body aches or loss of taste or smell, then you may just be experiencing allergies.

Whether you have allergies or you think you may have COVID-19, safety is should always be the main concern.

“If you have allergies, even more so you should be wearing a mask in public. Because you are going to be sniffing, snorting, sneezing, maybe a little bit of cough here and there from a postnasal drip, you should have a mask on,” said Dr. Todd Mahr, n allergist and immunologist at Gundersen Health System.

If you are unsure of whether your symptoms are allergy or COVID-19 related, you can make a virtual appointment with your doctor.