Is that cough or sneeze allergies, COVID-19 or the flu? An ER doctor shares tips

May 4, 2022

Fox5 Atlanta

"So, allergies: sneezing, runny nose, sore throat, itchy eyes, that itchiness can predominate with allergies," Gillespie says. "But, while allergies might give you a little fatigue or leave you feeling rundown, that is not the predominant symptoms. With allergies, they're pretty much chest-up. Viral infections like COVID and the flu can be your whole body."

Dr. Gillespie is a spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians, or ACEP, which came up with a list of several questions to help you differentiate between spring allergies and COVID-19.

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