Many develop pollen allergies in the spring. Symptoms of the manifestation of coronavirus and hay fever are similar, but they have certain differences. You need to know this in order to prevent the development of a dangerous infection in the body in time.
Many people develop hay fever in the spring - an allergy to pollen. Therefore, doctors warn - watch your health more carefully. The body's response to flowering trees and plants can be confused with the early stage of coronavirus infection. And that's why. If you are allergic to pollen, you want to sneeze, you run out of your nose, your eyes watery and itch, and you feel sleepy. And there may also be a cough. In allergy sufferers, it occurs for various reasons.
The mucous membrane is irritated
This is how an allergen acts when it enters the respiratory tract. The throat begins to tickle.
Nasal discharge runs down the larynx
The body tries to cough up phlegm.
Have bronchial asthma
Or obstruction develops - this is when the flow of air into the respiratory tract is disrupted. It's getting hard to breathe.
It should be noted that shortness of breath and coughing can occur not only with allergies, but also with coronavirus. It damages the lungs. Liquid accumulates in them. This causes a cough. Most often dry. Or a small amount of sputum leaves. Shortness of breath appears, a feeling as if there is not enough air. Great fatigue comes on. How not to confuse an infection with an allergy?
During an allergy attack, you should pay attention to certain nuances.
Need to take an allergy pill
If after an hour the symptoms of pollinosis have passed, it means that there was an allergic reaction to pollen.
To measure the temperature
If it is normal, it is definitely not a coronavirus. With pollinosis, it can rise slightly - up to 37, 5 ° C. With infection, the temperature is usually high.
Take a deep breath
Through the mouth or nose. Then breathe out the air. At the same time, try to notice what was more difficult. If exhalation is difficult and during it you feel discomfort in the lungs - this happens with allergies. If there were problems during inhalation, this is typical for coronavirus.
Listen - are there whistles while breathing
Their presence is most often a sign of bronchial asthma, which can worsen during flowering. With coronavirus, there are usually no whistles.
Assess overall well-being
For example, if there is a congestion in the chest, a sore throat or head, aching joints or muscles, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea has begun. There are no such symptoms with allergies. But with coronavirus, it is quite possible.
If symptoms are not related to allergies, you should call a doctor. Pollen allergies can occur at any age. To protect yourself, you need to strengthen the immune system. Take a complex of fortifying vitamins. And also echinacea in the form of a tincture or herbal tea.
You need to pay attention to nutrition. You need to give up canned food, fast food and convenience foods. There are no nutrients in them. We must lead an active lifestyle and get rid of bad habits.
In order not to bring the virus home, certain rules must be followed.
Refuse bulk products in the store.
Lay out your bank card, keys and phone when you come home and treat them with an antiseptic.
Remove outer clothing and take it out onto the balcony.
Wash your hands with soap and water.