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Allergy vs. virus: Seasonal allergy symptoms Columbus

Itchy, watery eyes. A scratchy throat. A runny nose. These are all seasonal allergy symptoms, Columbus. But they are also symptoms of some viruses. It can be tough this time of year to tell if you or your children are getting sick or if you just have seasonal allergies, Columbus. A lot of the symptoms […]

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Itchy, watery eyes. A scratchy throat. A runny nose. These are all seasonal allergy symptoms, Columbus. But they are also symptoms of some viruses.

It can be tough this time of year to tell if you or your children are getting sick or if you just have seasonal allergies, Columbus. A lot of the symptoms are the same and sometimes, you could have a virus AND have seasonal allergy symptoms.

We want you to be happy and healthy – and feel great – so here are four ways to tell if you have virus or seasonal allergies. Read on to learn more:

  1. Fever

Do you have a temperature? If you do, your symptoms are probably most likely due to a virus rather than allergies. You should NEVER get a fever with simple seasonal allergies.

  1. Sore throat

While allergies can cause a “tickle” or irritated throat, your throat should not be sore or painful. If you have a persistent sore, painful throat, you probably have a virus and not just allergies.

  1. Itchy eyes

While a virus can cause eye irritation, generally, itchy, watery eyes are a sure sign you have allergies. Make an appointment with your allergist to make sure (and ask us about ways to get relief!).

  1. Body aches, weakness, feeling unwell

If you have body aches, weakness or you just feel exceptionally run down or unwell, you likely have a virus and not seasonal allergies. While seasonal allergies can be exhausting and make you feel less than stellar, you won’t get that “hit by a truck” feeling with them.

Midwest Allergy – we know about seasonal allergy symptoms, Columbus!

With locations all over the central Ohio area, our experts are here to help YOU and your family feel your very best. Visit our website to learn more or schedule an appointment.

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