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How to tell If your symptoms are COVID or allergies

[WCCO-TV News, May 09, 2022] Many haven’t been feeling great the past few days, with scratchy eyes, scratchy throats, and other cold-like symptoms. Allergy season is upon us, but at the same time that COVID-19 cases are surging again.

“We are seeing a number of patients coming in with stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy eyes, red eyes, cough, allergies and just asthma,” said allergist, Dr. Pramod Kelkar, with Allina Health.

What’s concerning is that these allergy symptoms are coming just as COVID-19 cases in Minnesota are on an upswing.

“Sometimes it can be confusing because both of them can manifest with cold symptoms and sore throat,” Kelkar said.

Posted on May 09, 2022 in coronavirusAllergies

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