With allergy season in full swing, the flu season still active and the new COVID-19 spreading nationally, Dr. Maria Granzotti, chief medical officer at Ascension Texas, gives us guidance on how to differentiate between these and other common illnesses that may have common symptoms.


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



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



  • Sore throat
  • Painful swallowing
  • Fever



  • 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


See full article here:  https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/03/20/coronavirus-allergies-cold-flu-strep-these-differences/2882663001/

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