Can you confuse the symptoms of your pollen allergy with those of coronavirus infection? What about coronavirus symptoms with those of a cold?

The string of symptoms caused by the coronavirus is getting longer: from the fever and cough of the beginning to the loss of taste and smell that can make us suspect that we are infected. Now, with the data in hand, the Ministry of Health on the hand, we can already know what are the most common symptoms of the coronavirus in Spain (after having analyzed the data of the 55,924 positives): fever (87.9%), dry cough (67.7%), asthenia (38.1%), expectoration (33.4%), feeling of shortness of breath (18.6%), sore throat (13.9%), headache (13.6%), pain in the joints or muscles (14 , 8%), chills (11.4%), nausea or vomiting (5.0%), nasal congestion (4.8%), diarrhea (3.7%) and conjunctivitis (0.8%).

It seems, therefore, that fever is the main symptom that must make us suspect that we have been infected by the coronavirus … but are there not other diseases with similar symptoms that present with fever and coronavirus sufferers without fever but with other symptoms? To clarify concepts from the Spanish Society of Allergology and Clinical Immunology They have released a summary table of symptoms of the three ailments to have at hand at the moment. Take note.

Seasonal allergy symptoms

The Symptoms of allergic rhinitis are mainly nasal itching, often associated with itchy eyes, repeated sneezing, watery nasal distillation and, more or less abrupt instruction nasal congestion.

What should make us suspect that it is an allergy, especially if it is due to pollens, is that symptoms will flare up when patient is outdoors and, they will improve remarkably, when it remains indoors.

Also, the symptoms of allergic rhinitis usually subside somewhat quickly after taking topical or oral antihistamines. The presence of fever is null, unless it is complicated by acute sinusitis.

If you don't have a fever, it is almost certainly not a coronavirus.

In asthma, some isolated symptoms can be dry cough and shortness of breath, something that could be confused with the initial symptoms of coronavirus infection, although in asthma doesn't have to be fever either. Along these same lines, asthma symptoms usually reverse easily with the use of the rescue bronchodilator (salbutamol or terbutaline).

Cold symptoms

Symptoms can start like rhinitis: with a stuffy nose, runny nose, and sometimes sneezing. In general, they willincreasing in intensity in the space of 1 to 3 days and the mucus evolves to thick, greenish-yellowish. It is progressively resolved in the space of 3-4 more days, which is why in about 6-7 days it would be resolved if it were not complicated by sinusitis. If it is not a more severe cold there is usually no high fever. A low-grade fever may appear and be accompanied by some general malaise.

Video:Preventive measures at home against coronavirus

Symptoms of coronavirus infection

The data has shown that the symptoms can be mild (similar to that of a mild cold) and more commonly with flu-like symptoms: moderate to severe fever, general malaise and despondency, usually dry cough, and may associate phlegm and difficulty breathing. Symptoms are progressive, and from the beginning of his presentation he usually associates the feeling of general discomfort, as when we started with the flu.

You are also interested in