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    is it the flu or covid-19?

    By Barrow Group Staff / November 04, 2020

    Because both the flu and COVID-19 affect the respiratory system, it can be difficult to determine which you have if you start to feel sick. Learn more about common symptoms of each illness below.

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    Flu: 

    Symptoms typically come on suddenly and include:  

    Fever or chills

    Cough

    Sore throat

    Runny or stuffy nose

    Muscle or
    body aches

    Headaches

    Fatigue

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    COVID-19: 

    Symptoms can appear two to 14 days following exposure to COVID-19 and include:

    Fever or chills

    Cough

    Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    Fatigue

    Muscle or
    body aches

    Headache

    New loss of taste or smell

    Sore throat

    Congestion or
    runny nose

    Nausea or vomiting

    Diarrhea

    What should I do if I think I have the flu or COVID-19?
    Because there is some overlap between the symptoms, it may be difficult to determine whether you have the flu or COVID-19 without being tested. As such, if you believe you have the flu or COVID-19, please call your doctor and explain your symptoms
    before going to a facility to seek care.

     

    How can I protect myself from the flu or COVID-19?

    In addition to getting the annual flu vaccine, you should practice social distancing, wear a face mask or covering, frequently wash your hands, avoid touching your face, avoid large crowds, and clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces to protect yourself from the flu or COVID-19.

     

    Topics: COVID-19, Flu-Symptoms, Flu, covid-19-symptoms,

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