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With the snow melting and temperatures rising means that allergies are going to start acting up

Published: Apr. 2, 2021 at 10:35 AM EDT
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PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (WAGM) -With the snow melting and temperatures rising means that allergies are going to start acting up. But, how do we know the difference between allergies and COVID-19? Megan Cole spoke with the director of quality at Northern Light AR Gould and has the story.

With it starting to warm up and the snow melting away, many people will start to notice their allergies coming back.

“Itchy watery eyes runny nose you might get a little congestion cough and typically these symptoms occur in a cycle so if I have spring time allergies I always get them every year and it could be triggered by things like mold pollen dust changes in the environment.”

St. Peter says that while there are similar symptoms between COVID-19 and allergies, there are symptoms that are related specifically to COVID-19.

“Fever as well as that loss of taste and smell that’s really a hallmark of the COVID-19 symptoms.”

She adds that if you do have allergies, there are ways to treat them to lessen the symptoms.

“Typically with allergies folk will use what’s called an antihistamine so that will help to decompress sinuses, help with the extra congestion and runny nose that you have and also help with some of the itching that you might experience as a symptom of the allergy.”

St. Peter says that if you are experiencing any symptoms that are related to COVID-19, contact your provider or go get a COVID test.

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