COVID-19 has spread panic among citizens all over the world. While the signs take a minimum of 14 to 15 days to surface, one affected person might look perfectly healthy from outside. Amid the scenario, it is quite justified to react to someone coughing or sneezing around you, but, remember: Sneezing is not one of the common symptoms or signs of COVID-19. To make it simpler for you, we have laid down symptoms that can help you differentiate between the pandemic and other allergies, including common cold, flu or influenza:
According to health experts, the primary symptom of the nobel coronavirus is fever, followed by a dry cough. Shortness of breathing is often experienced in the case of coronavirus infection.
Signs of headache, body pain, sore throat, and fatigue have been seen as an indicator of the coronavirus. However, these four are the typical symptoms of common cold and flu. One suffering from allergy might rarely have these conditions.
Other symptoms such as diarrhea, runny nose, sneezing, and gastrointestinal issues might vary from person to person, but, are most likely not a sign of COVID-19. If you happen to be experiencing any one of these, chances are you have flu or an allergy.
The seasonal change and the arrival of spring can bring a host of allergies. It is the flu season as well. The typical symptoms of the season’s flu are sneezing and congestion, along with itchy eyes and a runny nose.
So far only 4.8% of the coronavirus cases have witnessed congestion, as per a WHO report after closely examining 56,000 COVID-19 patients from China. Signs like fever, dry cough and fatigue were marked remarkably common among the same patients.
India still lags in testing capacity compared to other affected countries, like Italy, China and many more. Government scientists are said to upscale its testing kits as orders have been placed with the World Health Organisation and Germany. Till then citizens are being requested to maintain the norms of social distancing to prevent the virus. India is one of the first countries to close its borders and call for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the infection.
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