The symptoms of a delta variant may not be different from the symptoms of hay fever. This caused confusion for many, especially with the back that proved bad this year.
Although the official NHS-listed COVID-19 symptoms are persistent coughing, Loss of sense of taste or smell and fever – It has recently been revealed that the delta variant is more likely to manifest symptoms including a runny nose.
Professor Tim Spector, an expert in genetic epidemiology at King’s College London (KCL), said the variant, which originated in India for the first time. “flu-like”; in a younger population and “People don’t even realize that.”
So how can you tell the difference?
What are the symptoms of a delta variable?
The most commonly reported symptoms now are “headaches, followed by sore throat, runny nose and fever, all of which are not classic symptoms,” said Prof Spector.
Cough is only the fifth most common symptom. he added “It’s rarer. And we don’t see a loss of smell to be stuck in the top 10 anymore. This variant seems to work a little differently.”
He said young people may have symptoms that “Feels like a cold or a funny ‘no’ feeling,” and said those who experienced it should stay home and order lateral flow tests.
What are the symptoms of hay fever?
Common symptoms of hay fever include:
sneezing and coughing
runny or stuffy nose
itchy, red, or watery eyes
Itchy throat, mouth, nose, ears
Pain around the temples and forehead
So how can you notice the difference?
Hay fever symptoms often come and go for several days. and can often be improved with antihistamines, but covid symptoms are often chronic and worse before symptoms improve.
You’re more likely to feel lethargic and have a sore throat from COVID. Unlike hay fever, Margaret Kelman, a specialist allergist nurse at Allergy UK, told i newspaper, “Unlike hay fever it can make your throat itch. The delta variant tends to make your throat more painful, such as tonsillitis.
“With the Delta model Headaches often feel heavy and affect the front of your head and eyes. The cough also tends to be dry and persistent.”
If you have any questions You can take the Covid PCR test if you experience one of three main symptoms.
However, if your symptoms are more reminiscent of a cold and you want to be comfortable. You can order a free lateral flow test through the government website.