Are My Symptoms Covid-19 or Something Else?
IMPORTANT: The resources on this page are NOT intended to replace any medical diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your Primary Care Provider or seek emergency treatment if necessary.
COVID-19, Cold, Flu, or Allergies? Was that sneeze just allergies or something contagious? Here is an easy-to-read chart with information compiled from the Department of Health and Senior Services, the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others that may help you understand whether your symptoms match the common (or rare) effects of COVID-19.
News in Health: Is it Flu, COVID-19, Allergies, or a Cold? This newsletter from the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers a more detailed explanation of the symptoms of these ailments, usual treatments, prevention measures, and possible complications that could occur.
This CDC page features a Coronavirus Self-Checker tool that leads you through several questions to determine when and whether you should get tested, quarantine/isolate, or seek immediate treatment. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, especially if you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, it is important to get tested and take the proper precautions. If you are not vaccinated against COVID-19 and have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, you should get tested or at least take precautions to prevent the spread of the illness--even if you do not have any symptoms.