4 • Momentum Momentum A MUHLENBERG COUNTY SPECIAL SECTION SYMPTOMS COVID-19 ALLERGIES COLD FLU Cough Common Rare Common Common Shortness of breath Sometimes No (unless it triggers asthma) No (unless it triggers asthma) No (unless it triggers asthma) Sneezing No Common Common No Runny or stuffy nose Rare Common Common Sometimes Sore throat Sometimes Sometimes (usually mild) Common Sometimes Fever Common No Sometimes Common Chills Sometimes No No Sometimes Fatigue Common Sometimes Sometimes Common Headache Sometimes Sometimes Rare Common Body aches Sometimes No Sometimes (usually mild) Common Diarrhea Sometimes No No Sometimes (in children) Loss of taste or smell Sometimes Rare Rare Rare Take action! Call 911 if you or a loved one has emergency warning signs for COVID-19. These include trouble breathing, lasting pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, trouble waking up or staying awake, and bluish lips or face. Your symptoms may differ. Call your doctor if you’re concerned about any unusual or severe symptoms. Sources: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; World Health Organization WHICH IS IT: COVID-19, allergies, cold or flu? Call the Owensboro Health Coronavirus Hotline at 877-888-6647 if you are experiencing non-emergency symptoms like fever or cough and think you may have the virus. A triage nurse will talk with you and tell you how to proceed.