During the Coronavirus national emergency, the team at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat are striving to keep everyone safe while continuing to provide the care you need. 

Throughout Central Florida allergies are in full bloom. Common allergy symptoms are coinciding with the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Typical allergy symptoms include runny nose, headache, sinus pressure and congestion, but usually not a fever as found in the flu and Coronavirus. 

There are some overlap in symptoms when it comes to allergies and the Coronavirus.

It is important to understand if you have any concerns, please contact your doctor. 

Symptoms of the Coronavirus 

The CDC has reported illness related to the Coronavirus have ranged from mild symptoms to severer sickness. 

These symptoms of the Coronavirus may appear 2 – 14 days after exposure: 



Shortness of breath 

COVID-19 spreads through close personal contact, sneezing, and coughing. Following the CDC guidelines and local health department can help prevent the spread of the virus. 

Symptoms of  Allergies 

Seasonal allergy symptoms also range from mild to severe, they include:

Postnasal drainage


Ear congestion

Runny or stuffy nose 

Itchy throat and ear canals 

Sinus pressure and headache 

Watery and itchy eyes


Allergies are not contagious. They are caused by a response in the immune system. Medication can provide some relief.

Just like with the coronavirus, if you have allergies, you should take precautions when you go outside. You should cover areas pollen can enter the body. If you are doing any yard work, wear a bandana over your nose and mouth, protect your eyes with sunglasses, and wear a hat to prevent pollen from attaching to your hair and hitching a ride inside.

If you spend any time outdoors, there is no way to avoid pollen attaching itself to your clothes, hair, and body. Once inside, it can keep your system going strong. To avoid this, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology recommends, changing your clothes when you get home, taking a shower, and washing your hair, this can discourage the spread of pollen.

According to several studies,  allergies have a huge impact on a person’s quality of life. And not just those listed above, they can also affect your ability to concentrate, have a negative impact on your sleep, even your production level, and ability to take part in day to day activities.Don’t be hesitant to get help.

There are several advanced medications available, some over the counter, some not. The experienced team at Orlando Ears, Nose & Throat, has helped many Central Florida residence win the battle against allergies.

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