Covid-19 and Allergic Rhinitis: What’s the Difference? - Watsons Health

Covid-19 and Allergic Rhinitis: What’s the Difference?

Allergic rhinitis is caused by your immune system reacting to an allergen such as pollen, dust, mold or dander (flakes of skin from certain animals). On the other hand, Covid-19 is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

Covid-19 and allergic rhinitis have many similar signs and symptoms. Knowing the difference can enable prompt medical treatment, as well as prevent undue worry. The Mayo Clinic provides a useful table of comparison:

If you experience signs and symptoms associated with Covid-19, seek medical advice immediately.

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References:

https://www.webmd.com/lung/covid-allergies#1. Accessed 08 August 2021
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/covid-19-cold-flu-and-allergies-differences/art-20503981. Accessed 08 August 2021
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/allergic-rhinitis/. Accessed 08 August 2021

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