CORONAVIRUS vs. COLD vs. FLU vs. ALLERGIES

SYMPTOMS COVID-19 COLD FLU ALLERGIES
Fever Common Rare Common, can last 3-4 days No
Headache Common Rare Intense Sometimes
General aches, pains Common Slight Common, often severe No
Fatigue Common Slight Common, often severe Sometimes
Chills Common Uncommon Fairly common No
Stuffy nose Rare Common Sometimes Common
Sneezing Rare Common Sometimes Common
Sore throat Sometimes Common Common Sometimes
Cough Common Mild to moderate Common, can become severe Sometimes
Shortness of breath Common Rare Rare No
Runny nose Sometimes Common Sometimes Common
Diarrhea Sometimes No Sometimes** No

*Information is still evolving **Sometimes for children

SOURCES: LCHD, CDC, WHO, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

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