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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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