What is the Difference Between COVID-19 and Allergies? Why Was I Sent Home?
TeenHealthFX understands your frustration. Unfortunately, some of the symptoms for COVID-19 and allergies overlap and it can make it difficult to determine which one it is.
The CDC explains:
|Fever and Chiils||Cough||
or watery eyes
|Muscle and Body Aches||
Shortness of Breath or
|New loss taste or smell||Fatigue||
|Nausea or Vomiting||Headache||
|Congestion or Runny Nose||
Depending where you live there are guidelines set in place as when and why you cannot attend school. The CDC explains that there are certain protocols that get put in place to not only protect you as the student but other students and teachers as well. Since many of the symptoms are the same, we really don’t know what is causing your symptoms and is most likely the reason you got sent home.
Some schools require a negative COVID-19 as well as symptoms to be controlled by medicine. These need to be done under the supervision of your doctor. It is possible that the school explained the protocols to your parent or guardian. The guidelines are constantly changing, and we are still learning a lot about COVID-19. We know it is not easy and schools are trying the best they can to keep everyone healthy and safe.