So, it has been more than two years since the onset of the noble Coronavirus break down in our world. Some of us have fought the virus, some of us have been lucky enough to save ourselves from the virus, and then there are many out there who have even succumbed to this virus. Just when we start thinking that this might be the end of the COVID-19 virus, another variant of the same shows up at our doorstep and we have to once again learn about this new variant, its symptoms, and how to treat it.
One of the most tricky things about COVID-19 symptoms is that they are very similar to the common flu and common cold, fever. And also, the post-vaccine side effects are also very similar to infection symptoms. So how does one make out the difference and not panic? In the ordinary spring times, there are several allergy sufferers who want to go with the bosses son or even debilitating symptoms such as watery rice, sneezing, itchy and red eyes, a stuffy a runny nose, and coughing, wheezing, but even feel short of breath.
Most of us have received at least their first dose of vaccination and some have even got completely vaccinated with two doses. While some of us feel great after vaccination, there is a majority of people who had started developing post vaccination side effects and the side-effects are very similar to COVID-19 symptoms.
This coupled with the onset of spring season has become very difficult for us common people to understand a normal cold or COVID-19 infection? The fourth wave has already begun in certain parts of the world and since spring is everywhere, it is very difficult to deal with this.
Let’s read and understand more about this.
Early detection is very important
What is puzzling the most is that there has been a spike in the number of cases recorded during the spring season when spring season has just begun. And as it is during the spring season there is always an in famous rise in the number of pollen analogies fever whose symptoms are very similar and overlap COVID-19 infection symptoms. And if this condition is misdiagnosed because there is a very apparent similarity between Covid 19 infection, post vaccine side-effect, and the pollen allergy fever.
Timing is everything
It is very important for you to consider when you have started feeling sick as it is one of the most important indicators for a common person like us and a medical professional to understand what kind of an infection or allergy your body is fighting right now. If you have been vaccinated and almost 2 weeks have passed by then it is very unlikely that you are going through any side-effects of the vaccine and it is very unlikely that it might be a COVID-19 infection too. If it is within two weeks from the date of vaccination, then it could be a mix. Because studies have said that most of the side-effects that emerge from a COVID-19 vaccine are mostly resolved within 3 to 4 days from the time of vaccination.
And it is very important to know that nobody will get COVID-19 fiction from the Vaccination itself.
How can one distinguish between these symptoms?
The weak manner and similarity in which the symptoms pop-up can be very confusing. It also makes it more confusing for us to decide if we want to get tested or not which can be very risky. If you are in a situation like this one, the first thing that pops in your head is how do I differentiate between the symptoms? What do I have to look out for in order to differentiate between a COVID-19 infection or allergy?
It is very difficult and can be very tricky as well to tell about the COVID-19 infection symptoms from that of an allergy symptoms, especially if both are at peak at the same time. To understand the crucial distinction is very important especially if you have kids at home. For kids and more likely to be prone to allergies and of sleet, since the third wave, it is reported that kids are also turning out to be symptomatic and have begun to develop covid-19 infections.
We need to understand one thing that both of these infections be it an allergy infection or a Covid 19 infection could present certain symptoms that primarily target the upper respiratory tract and can result in loss of smell, cough, cold, runny nose or eyes, and even a headache. Congestion, breathing difficulties, And shortness of breath are very rare to akka but should be considered. All this being said there are certain minor differences between a COVID-19 sentiment and allergy which you need to be checking for.
The difference in symptoms
I need Sid Road, eyes, nose or skin signs of inflammation and I am most likely connected to an allergy infection. And as of now, itching is not considered as a sign of COVID-19 infection. On the other hand, the presence of tiredness and fatigue is linked to a Covid 19 infection and not an allergic infection.
Always remember that if you still have doubts or you second doubt about you having a covid 19 infection, then it’s always best to get a test done in order to diagnose the infection and treat it soon. And it’s also safer for your near and dear ones as well.