Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia

Allergies vs COVID-19 - Why It's Important to Get Diagnosed And Treated Now

Allergies vs COVID-19 - Why It's Important to Get Diagnosed And Treated Now

The Importance of Getting Diagnosed and Treated For Your Allergy Symptoms Now

As we find ourselves in the middle of allergy season, we’re also faced with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. One major concern we’re seeing in patients is that they may be presenting symptoms, but are unsure if it’s allergies or the coronavirus.

While both share similar nasal and respiratory symptoms, they’re very different conditions. Keep reading to learn the difference and how the board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help through same-day or next-day telemedicine and in-office appointments.

Allergies vs. COVID-19

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that is spread from person to person and is diagnosed with a laboratory test. Though having a fever is one of the most common signs of COVID-19, we are now learning that not all patients have a fever — especially those who are early in the course of infection. New information concerning COVID-19 has revealed that there are common symptoms that are shared between allergies and COVID-19. These include:

Common Allergy and COVID-19 Symptoms

  • Nasal congestion
  • Redness of the eyes
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of sense of smell and taste
  • Respiratory symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness or pain.

Many of these symptoms may also worsen over time, and without a diagnosis, it can be difficult to determine if you have allergies, COVID-19, or another respiratory condition.

Signs of Allergies

Now more than ever, it’s crucial for patients to seek treatment from our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia to keep their symptoms at bay and prevent unnecessary exposure to an urgent care or emergency room. Over time, allergy symptoms can become worse and present themselves very simiarly to coronavirus. Therefore, some patients may develop coughing, chest tightness, and other symptoms leading to concern about COVID-19 while these symptoms are common allergy problems. Our team at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help you determine if you are suffering from allergies.

The following signs that we at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia typically see in our allergy patients that are not commonly present in coronavirus patients:

  • No fever
  • Runny nose, sneezing, or stuffiness
  • Itchy, watery, or red eyes
  • Coughing and wheezing

If you’ve experienced any of the above symptoms, trust our specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia to diagnose your allergies and find the treatment plan that works for you.

Don’t Let Allergy-Related Symptoms Get Worse This Season

To eliminate the possibility of your symptoms worsening and leading to anxiety over having to leave your home to visit an urgent care facility or the hospital, contact one of our board-certified specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia. We'll work with you to get your allergy-related problems diagnosed correctly and treated through our telemedicine services.

Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can help diagnose and treat your allergy-related problems and make sure you do not get worse over time. We want to reassure you that we will be open for regular hours to see new, established and shot patients. We are also seeing sick allergy patients after screening them carefully for possible COVID-19 symptoms or exposures.

Our specialists at Center for Allergy and Asthma of Georgia can treat new patients via televisit, or if you prefer, in-office visits. Contact our team today for same-day and next-day appointments. (770) 285-5200