Allergy Symptoms vs. COVID-19 Symptoms

As many of you know, seasonal allergies are running rampant at this time of the year. 
While COVID-19 spread is beginning to run rampant in our state and city, this can present 
with some confusion in deciphering symptoms between respiratory virus and allergy flare up. 

Dr. Marc Crome, allergist from Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, says that a key difference is that 
in springtime allergies typically do not cause fevers as COVID-19 does. 
He states, "Typically with COVID your going to have fever, body aches, your going to feel 
like you have the flu if not worse. In most patients, some people have mild symptoms." 

Secondly, allergy symptoms typically go away with medication, but COVID-19 symptoms 
may stay in a viral infection.


If you feel like you have symptoms of COVID-19, please call your doctor immediately. 

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