What are similarities & differences of symptoms between COVID-19, common cold, flu & allergies?

What are similarities & differences of symptoms between COVID-19, common cold, flu & allergies?

What are similarities & differences in symptoms of COVID-19, common cold, flu & allergies?

Symptoms of COVID-19, cold, flu, and allergies can be similar and different from one another on the following parameters:

Similarities & differences in symptoms of COVID-19, common cold, flu & allergies

Symptoms

   COVID-19

(moderate to severe)

Cold

Flu

Allergies

Fever

Common

Rare

High (100-102 F), for 3-4 days

Never

Headache

Can be present

Rare

Intense

Uncommon

General aches, pains

Can be present

Slight

Usual, often severe

Never

Fatigue, weakness

Can be present

Mild

Intense, can last up to 2-3 weeks

Sometimes

Extreme exhaustion

Can be present

Never

Usual (starts early)

Never

Stuffy/runny nose

Has been reported

Common

Sometimes

Common

Sneezing

Has been reported

Usual

Sometimes

Usual

Sore throat

Has been reported

Common

Common

Sometimes

Cough

Common

Mild to moderate

Common, can become severe

Sometimes

Shortness of breath

In more serious infections

Rare

Rare

Rare, except for those with

 allergic asthma

Loss of smell and taste

Has been reported

Sometimes

Sometimes

Never

Diarrhea

Has been reported

Never

Sometimes in children

Never

     

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