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Those who suffer from seasonal allergies may be nervous about contracting COVID-19. While it’s safe to be wary of the virus, people with allergies should take special precautions towards protecting themselves this allergy season. How should those with allergies go about handling this allergy season?

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With coronavirus cases on the rise, it’s important to be aware of what your symptoms mean. Allergies can be easily treated with medication, while COVID-19 needs to be prevented by staying home and social distancing.

Treatment for Allergies

It’s important to know the difference between symptoms of allergies and coronavirus (COVID-19). The symptoms of COVID-19 include shortness of breath and sometimes body aches while allergies do not present those symptoms usually. Allergies come with itchy eyes and a runny nose. These symptoms can be treated with antihistamines and decongestants. 

Preventing COVID-19

COVID-19 testing should be done if you are having difficulty breathing and have a fever. Likewise, you should get tested if you have practiced social distancing and have a person to person contact with someone who’s potentially ill. Coughs and sneezes should be covered with your inner arm and it’s advised for patients with allergies to wash their masks after each use.

Pro Tip: There are useful ways to test yourself for coronavirus online from the comfort of your home. 

Additional Steps to Take

Respiratory symptoms ranged from mild to moderate should be seen by a medical professional. They can help you to come up with a health action plan to prevent seasonal allergies and coronavirus. Remember to take care of your immune system and general health during this pandemic caused by SARS COV-2. Avoid potential allergens and those who are sick this season.

Handling Seasonal Allergies During COVID

Tackling this allergy season can be tricky due to COVID-19 precautions. Learn more about how you can prevent yourself from getting sick and see your provider to discuss your allergy symptoms and treatments.

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