Seasonal allergies and COVID-19 share many similar symptoms. If your child regularly exhibits seasonal allergy
symptoms talk with your doctor to understand when it might be common allergies and when it might be a cold
or COVID-19. See additional symptom comparisons on the following page.
|Common Symptoms of COVID-19||Shared Symptoms||Common Symptoms of Allergies|
- Fever and chills
- Muscle and body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing*
- Congestion or runny nose
- Itchy or watery eyes
*Season allergies do not usually cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, unless a person has a respiratory condition such as asthma that can be triggered by exposure to pollen.