Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Mahir İğde explained the differences between flu and allergies.
Liv Hospital Pediatric Allergy and Immunology Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Mahir explained his flu disease as follows:
High fever: Flu usually starts with a high fever, allergies do not usually cause fever.
Quick start: Flu symptoms begin suddenly and quickly, usually worsening within a few hours. Muscle aches: Muscle aches and body aches are common during the flu. This type of pain is usually not present in allergies.
Weakness and fatigue: Flu is associated with severe weakness and fatigue.
Headache: Severe headaches may accompany flu symptoms, but this type of headache is not common in allergies.
Cough and sore throat: Flu can be associated with upper respiratory symptoms such as cough and sore throat. Runny nose and congestion: Flu can cause runny nose and congestion, but usually these symptoms are milder and less intense.”
Prof. Dr. Mahir, about allergies,
Allergen exposure: Allergy symptoms occur as a result of contact with an allergen. For example, pollen allergy occurs seasonally. Itching: Allergies can cause itching, especially itching in the eyes, nose, and throat.
Frequent congestion: Allergies cause frequent nasal congestion and runny nose. Watery eyes and redness: Allergies cause frequent eye watering and redness.
Cough: Allergic cough can often be dry and irritating. Allergy seasons: Allergy symptoms appear during certain seasons or when you are exposed to certain allergens.
Skin symptoms: Allergies can sometimes cause skin rashes, dryness or itching.
Absence of fever: Allergies do not usually cause fever. "Fever may be a symptom of viral infections such as flu."