Cough and shortness of breath are very typical for patients with bronchial asthma. The Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) has made a reminder in this connection that they are in a higher risk group for COVID-19 because of this.
Rospotrebnadzor’s experts explained to Russians how to distinguish between the symptoms of the coronavirus infection and seasonal allergies. The supervisory agency uploaded their explanations at its official website.
“Allergic diseases are not considered as factors of higher risk for contagion or a severe course of the coronavirus infection,” stressed the experts.
At the same time, they said that at present, red eyes, runny nose, itchy throat and increased tear secretion are main symptoms of allergies.
According to the experts, in this case, a person does not have any fever, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches or fatigue.
However, cough and shortness of breath are very typical for patients with bronchial asthma. Therefore, they are at higher risk for COVID-19, Rospotrebnadzor said.