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WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 26: Blaming allergies, America's Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni blows her nose before a forum hosted by the Congressional Health Care Caucus on Capitol Hill October 26, 2009 in Washington, DC. The caucus, a group that serves Republican members of Congress, hosted the forum to talk about how best to insure individuals with "pre-existing conditions." (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

It’s that time of year; the time of year when I bust out my allergy medicine and make a nice little place for it right next to my bed so I don’t forget to take it EVERYDAY!

Obviously, this year there is more than usual to worry about when it comes to feeling off. Aside from allergies alone, the threat of being diagnosed with coronavirus is still very real, and for many of us who have started getting vaccinated, there are also side effects from that that may make you feel not your best.

So how do we tell if we should be seriously concerned about that little cough, or headache?

The NCDHHS just posted something very helpful on their Twitter that I thought I would share. It basically breaks down what symptoms to look for when you are starting to feel off to determine if it might be COVID, or just allergies.

The biggest symptoms to look out for are loss of taste or smell and fever; those symptoms will be a tell tale sign that you may have more than just your regular seasonal allergies.

And a good rule of thumb to always live by…

WHEN IN DOUBT, GET TESTED!