Your Questions — 2 minutes
Allergy, cold, flu, asthma or COVID-19?
Whether you’re dealing with nasal congestion, a sore throat, cough or fever, the pandemic has shown that it’s more important than ever to pay attention to your health. But you still need to be able to distinguish the symptoms of COVID-19 from those of the common cold or flu (influenza) and even asthma or seasonal allergies.
To get an understanding of the differences, consult the following chart (source: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America ), which outlines the symptoms of each condition.
Keep in mind that these are only the most common symptoms. Their severity and intensity can vary greatly from person to person, and other symptoms may appear. In addition, allergies, a cold or the flu can lead to asthma attacks. When in doubt, or if your health is a concern or deteriorating, consult a doctor.
For professional support, we’re here.
We offer services that can assist your doctor in diagnosing COVID-19 and other winter ailments and determining the appropriate treatment.
- COVID-19 infection testing and serological test
- Detection of respiratory infections by respiratory multiplex PCR
- Molecular detection of group A, C and G streptococci
- Detection of microorganisms responsible for diarrhea by microbiological stool analysis by PCR
If you have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to call our customer service number at 1 833 590-2713.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. “Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know.” https://community.aafa.org/blog/coronavirus-2019-ncov-flu-what-people-with-asthma-need-to-know [consulted July 22, 2020].