Allergies VS Coronavirus Symptoms

The Wellhub Team

At this time of COVID 19 Allergy UK have put together the following three tips which will help to provide a little comfort and reassurance around the differences between the symptoms of the virus and the symptoms of Hay fever.


COVID 19 symptoms that are not usually associated with Hay fever:

  • Fever with a body temperature, anything above 37.8 degrees centigrade (despite the name, Hay fever does not create a rise on body temperature)
  • Highly contagious


Common Hay fever symptoms that are not usually associated with COVID 19:

  • Runny, itchy nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy, watery eyes


A common symptom shared by both

  • Coughing – the irritation to the back of the throat caused by Hay fever can cause you to develop a cough or feel tight-chested. This is particularly difficult for people who get pollen-induced asthma. If you experience difficulty in breathing, you must seek urgent medical advice
  • In COVID 19 a common symptom is a new cough which is prolonged and does not go away. It can cause shortness of breath and breathing difficulties which can be a medical emergency
  • If in doubt about any of the above, or any other symptoms, always take recommended COVID 19 precautions and seek medical advice


Content sourced by Allergy UK