Saturday, March 21, 2020

Coronavirus, Allergies or Flu?

As a public service announcement for all you hypochondriacs out there, a list of symptoms, compliments of USA Today

Allergies
Runny nose
Sneezing
Red, swollen eyes
Itchy eyes
Itchy nose
Tickle in the throat
Rarely a fever

Cold
Runny nose
Sneezing
Sore throat
Aches and pains
Mild dry cough
Rarely a fever

Strep
Sore throat
Painful swallowing
Fever

Flu
Fever is common
Dry cough
Quick onset
Headache
Sore throat
Fatigue
Sometimes a runny nose
Sometimes diarrhea

New coronavirus, COVID-19
Shortness of breath
Fever (above 100 degrees)
Dry cough
Gradual onset (two to 14 days after onset)
Sometimes headache
Sometimes aches and pains
Mild sneezing
Sometimes fatigue, but it’s not predominate like the flu
Diarrhea is rare

Now, go out there and...stay where you are!

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