How to distinguish a coronavirus from an allergy

Many develop pollinosis in spring — allergy to pollen. Therefore, doctors warn — watch your health more carefully. The body’s response to the flowering of trees and plants can be confused with the early stage of coronavirus infection. And that’s why. When allergic to pollen you want to sneeze, from the nose flows, eyes tear and flake, clones into sleep. And there might be a cough. In allergies, it occurs for various reasons.

Irritated mucosa

So the allergen acts, getting into the airway. In the throat begins to fester.

On the larynx drain secretions from the nose


body tries to get rid of sputum using cough

There is bronchial asthma

Or develops obstruction — this is when air flow into the airway is impaired. It’s getting hard to breathe.

It should be noted that difficulty breathing and coughing can be not only in allergies, but also in coronavirus. It damages the lungs. Fluid accumulates in them. Because of this, a cough occurs. Most often dry. Either a small amount of phlegm comes off. There is shortness of breath, feeling as if there is not enough air. Severe fatigue piles on. How not to confuse infection with allergies?

During an allergy attack, you should pay attention to certain nuances.

You need to take an allergy pill

If one hour later, the symptoms of pollinosis passed, then there was an allergic reaction to pollen.

Measure temperature

If it’s normal, it’s not a coronavirus. Pollinosis can increase slightly — up to 37.5°C. In infection, the temperature is usually high.

Take a deep breath

Through your mouth or nose. And then exhale the air. At the same time, try to notice that was harder. If it is difficult to exhale and during it felt discomfort in the lungs – so happens in allergies. If there were problems during the breath, this is typical of coronavirus.

Listen — whether there are whistles while breathing

Their presence is most often a sign of bronchial asthma, which can exacerbate during flowering. In coronavirus, there are usually no whistles.

Evaluate general well-being

For example, if there is congestion in the chest, sore throat or head, breaks joints or muscles, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea started. Such symptoms in allergies do not occur. But with coronavirus is quite possible.

If non-allergy symptoms are detected, you need to call a doctor. Pollen allergies can occur at any age. To protect yourself, you should strengthen the immune system. Take a complex of all-strengthening vitamins. And echinacea in the form of tincture or phytochaus.

It is necessary to pay attention to nutrition. We need to give up canned food, fast food and semi-finished products. There are no useful substances in them. It is necessary to lead an active lifestyle and get rid of bad habits.

To avoid bringing the virus home, certain rules must be followed.

Give up products on the back of the store.

Lay out your bank card, keys and phone when you came home and treat them with antiseptic.

Take off your outerwear and take it to the balcony.

Wash your hands with soap.

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