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Fever and dry cough are common symptoms of COVID-19, along with shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, sore throat, diarrhea, fatigue, chills, muscle pain, loss of taste and smell, and body aches.
"It's a matter of taking a logical approach to symptoms," he said in a clinic news release.
We're fully into the allergy season now, "so we know that it's going to be very difficult for a lot of people at this time to distinguish between their allergies and whether or not they have something more significant," Benninger said.
Difficulty breathing and shortness of breath are symptoms associated with coronavirus, but can also be signs of asthma that can flare up during allergy season. If you don't have a fever along with these symptoms, asthma could be the culprit, according to Benninger.
He said people with asthma need to stay on top of their treatment, especially since people with respiratory conditions are at risk of potentially severe illness from the new coronavirus.
-- Robert Preidt
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