IS IT COVID-19, A COLD, FLU, OR ALLERGIES?
These conditions can all have similar symptoms, making it difficult to tell the difference. The information below is given as reference. Please keep in mind that you may have a condition and not experience every symptom.
COVID-19 Symptoms: Fever, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, body aches, red eyes.
A cold: Cough, postnasal drip, sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, watery eyes, and sometimes a fever.
Flu: Fever, body aches, chills, fatigue, cough, headache, runny nose, sore throat, stuffy nose, sometimes diarrhea and vomiting.
Allergies: Runny nose, sneezing, stuffy nose, watery eyes, itchy eyes, postnasal drip, sometimes sore throat and cough or wheeze.
If you start to feel sick, try not to panic. Many symptoms of COVID-19 are similar to colds and flu, including fever or cough. We are also in allergy season, with pollen count elevated, as well as staying indoors because of the Stay-Home Stay-Healthy order, and dust can be a problem for people allergic to it.
Call if you have a fever of 100.4 degrees F or higher as well as a cough or difficulty breathing. We have Telemedicine Visits available Monday through Friday. If you need help, call 360-794-4539.
As always, if you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.