I have chronic sinus congestion, plus I suffer from allergies on occasion.
I have been sneezing all day (that's about 8 hours so far). Runny nose. A bit of a cough.
Though a day like this is not unheard of for me, I am naturally thinking whether I caught the big one.
Has anyone else experienced especially bad allergy symptoms today?
Here's the list of symptoms from the WHO site:
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don't feel unwell. Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention.
I don't have a sore throat. Not tired. No fever. A bit of a dry cough.
Nasal congestion is my normal state, but not a runny nose, which I have today. No aches or pains.
I do, unfortunately, have a few of the risk factors for us older folks.
I'm not much of a hypochondriac, and I don't want to be alarmist, but you know, I can't help but be a little worried.
When in doubt call your doctor and describe your symptoms.
My allergies seem to be kicking in. Eyes were itchy yesterday.
Take your temperature if you have a thermometer. (They're as hard to get as masks and hand sanitizer.)
joan_crystal said:When in doubt call your doctor and describe your symptoms.
Yeah, I'll probably wait til tomorrow for that. If it's just an allergy attack, it rarely lasts for more than a day, so I'll see how I am tomorrow.
Just took my temp - no fever.
cramer said:Take your temperature if you have a thermometer. (They're as hard to get as masks and hand sanitizer.)
Hard to believe there are people who needed to all of a sudden get a thermometer. That's kind of a basic piece of household equipment.
drummerboy said: Hard to believe there are people who needed to all of a sudden get a thermometer. That's kind of a basic piece of household equipment.
It's possible that people owned one only to find out it had gone dead or was otherwise not functioning correctly. We use ours pretty frequently.
Anyway, did you try taking Benadryl? It knocks me out but also knocks out whatever allergy I'm suffering from. I find if I take a shower, put on clean clothes, take Benadryl and stay inside I can stop just about any level of allergy misery, at least in the short term. Something like that might help you rule out an allergy attack. Worst case is you get a good night's sleep.
yeah, I've been taking benadryl kind of regularly for the past few weeks. Just took some awhile ago.
My allergies have been atrocious for more than a week, and I have heard the same from others. Everything is coming into bloom way earlier than Mother Nature would prefer.
Many of the symptoms you describe are (or were) not uncommon for you to have year round. Plus, you shelter in place quite a bit already, if I recall correctly -- I think you have fewer contacts outside your home than most people. Without a fever, I think the (early) change of seasons may be what's causing your symptoms to be worse. I'd wait to call the doctor unless a fever presents, or your coughing gets so bad that you're having trouble breathing. (The holding your breath for a minute and seeing if you can get that far without coughing-- (while it's been deemed a hoax -- is still a good way of measuring your lung funtion. Can't hurt.)Plus a lot of doctors are implementing "telemedecine". You might look into that option to check in with your doctor, while avoiding going outside or hanging around sick people.Feel better!
It’s allergies DB. Season has started way early this year.
I visited China in September and was diagnosed with Hpylori bacteria in December, which impacts the digestive system. I was put on a rather large dose of antibiotics 14 pills a day for 10 days. While at the Dr. in December I was diagnosed with a mild case of bronchitis, coughing, sneezing but no fever. The Dr. warned me at the time that the antibiotics I was on would pretty much kill everything in my digestive system good and bad.
Six weeks later, the cough was gone but the runny nose and sneezing hit with abandon. I rarely, if ever, get spring time allergies, however, I was assured at the time (mid february) that it was allergies. I have started taking benadryl and it also knocks me out.
I haven't had a fever or sore throat, just non-stop post nasal drip. Funny thing is that today, my symptoms are mild compared to other days. My guess is you have allergies.
Yeah, it's probably allergies, but I'll tell you, it's been a miserable day. Haven't had one of these in a while.
Yes, my symptoms were allergies. Cleared up the next day, and I'm glad no one has posted here with real symptoms. Knock on wood.
Came across this twitter thread by a person who describes their progression of symptoms with COVID. Eye opening - for me anyway. This definitely ain't the flu.
The wildcard factor about the nature and severity of the symptoms in "mild" cases is maddening. It's seems clear that a significant number of the "mild" cases are in fact quite unpleasant. But its also clear that for many people it is pretty mild, and maybe asymptomatic. It's bizarre.
As bub points out, the case above is one of the 80% of cases called “mild” because he did not end up in the hospital in need of oxygen.
susan1014 said:As bub points out, the case above is one of the 80% of cases called “mild” because he did not end up in the hospital in need of oxygen.
Yeah, that doesn't sound mild to me, but I take your point. It's a nasty bug. His description of the cough is disturbing.
The more I use cleaning agents, the more often my throat is "scratchy."
Of 41 confirmed cases in Millburn as of today, only 1 person is hospitalized. Not terrible. What's the word on the MSO numbers?
bub said:Of 41 confirmed cases in Millburn as of today, only 1 person is hospitalized. Not terrible. What's the word on the MSO numbers?
Maplewood has 49 cases, South Orange has 16 cases. The Maplewood number may include the 44-year-old resident who died today. I haven't seen anything about how many are being hospitalized.
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