COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Here’s some symptoms to look for

Kelli Cook

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mid-southerners are on high alert and looking for any sign of the novel coronavirus. The first case in West Tennessee was announced Monday in Shelby County just in time for the Spring allergy season.

Some of the symptoms can be similar, but there are three differentiating symptoms to look out for.

Something called “Sneeze Shaming” is becoming all too popular. You know -- you hear someone sneeze and you think to yourself they may have the novel coronavirus.

Sneezing is actually more associated with the common cold or allergies. And allergies may be particularly bad this year in Memphis. It’s been a warm winter in the mid-south and we’ve had more than our fair share of rainy days.

That has Dr. Reginique Green concerned.

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