Is Sneezing a Symptom of COVID? How to Tell the Difference Between the Virus, Allergies and Flu – NBC Chicago

Are sneezing a symptom of COVID-19? People with allergies ask if their recent symptoms are caused by the cold environment, a cold, the flu or the coronavirus. Experts say the only real way to know the answer is to test, but until then health officials say treat all possible symptoms assuming they are COVID-related. “If … Read more

How Can You Tell the Difference in Symptoms? – NBC Chicago

If you’re wondering if that runny nose, sore throat, or sneezing is just allergies, just a cold, or maybe early signs of COVID-19 or the flu, you’re not alone. With so many cold symptoms and with the rise in COVID and flu cases this winter, it can be difficult to decipher what could be causing … Read more

How Long You’re Contagious, When to Quarantine and More – NBC Chicago

As people continue to recover from holiday gatherings and others return to the workplace in the new year, many are wondering what the schedule looks like if they develop a COVID-19 infection or are exposed to someone who has it. When are people with coronavirus most contagious and how long can they spread it? When … Read more

How Long Are You Contagious With Omicron COVID Infection? Here’s What Health Experts Say – NBC Chicago

As more children remain in classrooms in Chicago and omicron cases continue to flood the city, people are wondering how long they will be contagious after contracting COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines last month, shifting the timing of isolation and quarantine because some experts say the time when people … Read more