Seasonal allergies, viruses add confusion over symptom crossover

The fall and winter months are often associated with allergies, colds and flu. How can people know when sneezing or fever are signs of the common cold or something more serious, such as COVID-19? Check out our symptom comparison chart for guidance. The chart lists the symptoms associated with allergies, cold, influenza and COVID-19.

Always call your doctor when you aren’t sure or your symptoms get worse. Yale New Haven Health’s COVID-19 Call Center is available seven days a week at 833-ASK-YNHH (833-275-9644).

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