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Coronavirus vs Flu vs Allergy: Symptoms Explained

​Experts have noticed that there are some clear different symptoms between the coronavirus, Flu and Allergy. The need to know this difference is now more than ever. With coronavirus almost leaving a heavy impact on the globe’s physical as well as mental health, one must understand the difference to living peacefully. ​

If you have a runny nose and itchy eyes, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the coronavirus for sure. If you are feeling lousy and also have a cold the probability is you could have anything because all three shares so much of common symptoms. Knowing the difference will however help in better and early treatment. 
There is no better time to get the health insurance policy for your family to secure not only a healthy future but a healthy present for them as well. 

The very clear symptoms to markdown are-


More than millions of people suffer from seasonal allergy every year. Allergies generally occur when the immune systems take non-harmful allergens as harmful and fight them off. The congestion is due to this fact 

Symptoms of allergies are

  • ​Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose (usually without mucus)
  • Itchy eyes

  • Allergies generally don’t give your body pain or fever. 


    Colds and allergies almost same symptoms and are hard to tell. Allergies are seasonal while cold could also be seasonal but mostly it is due to some other external phenomena. The few differences are

  • Coughing (with mucus)
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny nose (with mucus)
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in body
  • ​Mild fever

  • Another good way to tell the difference is through the duration of the symptoms. A cold would automatically vanish in 10 days or so. While the allergies don’t go at a specific time unless triggered away from outside. 

    Covid-19 & Flu

    The important thing here to notice is that there are almost indifferentiable symptoms of the seasonal flu-like influenza and Coronavirus. There is not a big difference however the shortness of breath is one symptom of COVID-19 but is not common with the FLU. Runny Nose or Nasal congestion is a symptom of the flu but both of them are not the listed symptoms for Coronavirus. Wear masks and use sanitizers and take every precaution you need to prevent yourself from the disease. 

    Symptoms of the virus include

  • Fever
  • Exhaustion
  • Body Ache
  • Dry Cough
  • Chills and runny nose
  • Headache
  • Shortness of Breath​

  • Although the symptoms of both look similar there are differences between the viruses which cause them. Covid-19 is the new virus first detected in China but now has spread to almost 100 different countries affecting a huge chunk of the population. 

    If you are having difficulty in breathing reach out to your doctor and consult the doctor regarding everything you are feeling. Even if you have a cold or flu limit your contact with a family member and other people to limit the spread of the virus. 
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