COVID-19 or seasonal allergies?

[Fox 9 News, September 13, 2021] It's peak ragweed season in Minnesota, and allergy sufferers are finding themselves with symptoms that can sometimes present similarly to COVID-19.

Doctors say while both COVID-19 and allergies can include congestion, runny nose, and scratchy throat, only the virus will include fever, body aches, intestinal symptoms and nausea.

"Allergies will not cause fever, and headache and tiredness and body ache," said Dr. Pramod Kelkar with Allina Health.

Part of the confusion can be attributed to early research that suggests symptoms of the delta variant are slightly different from the first wave of virus.

Posted on September 14, 2021 in AllergiesAllergies

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