Maybe you’ve developed a cough or you’ve noticed some shortness of breath. While it could be any number of things, it’s not unusual for your mind to wander to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With so much discussion about the virus and its symptoms, it’s understandable you might start worrying you’ve picked it up. But don’t panic! There are other possible explanations that have nothing to do with the outbreak at all. It’s a time of year when both the common cold and seasonal allergies are widespread and the common flu is still present, wreaking all sorts of havoc on our health. You might be experiencing one or several symptoms, including a fever, coughing, sneezing, watery or itchy eyes, even some trouble breathing. What does it all mean? Here’s a look at what these symptoms may mean, how you can tell them apart, and what you can do.




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