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By Dr. Steve Davis
O.D., Owner of Mill Creek Family Eye Center 

Guest View: COVID-19 or allergies? (How to Spot the Difference) 

Series: Coronavirus | Story 88

Last updated 5/15/2020 at 11:11am

It starts with a runny nose, then develops into a wheezing cough and red itchy eyes. 

You panic – how do you know if you are experiencing symptoms from the dreaded COVID-19 or just your regular seasonal allergies? 

Warmer weather in Washington is when nature starts to show off. For many of my patients that suffer from allergies however, the blooming plants and pollen that accompany the warm Washington weather are less than welcome. This time of year can already be challenging for allergy sufferers, but COVID-19 has brought on new anxieties for many. 

Allergy Symptoms

So how do you tell...

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