Hay fever and corona: what is important now for pollen allergy sufferers

NNot everyone can look forward to spring, because spring time is also the time for pollen to fly. The nose runny and itches, the eyes are red and swollen – almost 15 percent of the population suffer from hay fever every year. Many are now wondering whether they have a higher risk of infection with Covid-19 or whether they should avoid certain drugs. In an interview with WELT, Dr. Dieter Vieluf, what allergy sufferers now have to pay special attention to.

WORLD: Some people might now ask themselves: Is that still hay fever or is it already coronavirus?

Dieter Vieluf: Certain symptoms almost always occur with hay fever, but never with Covid-19. These include, for example, the strong urge to sneeze and itchy eyes.


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